EFCC Declares Ex-Nia Boss, Ayodele Oke And Wife Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade, wanted for failing to appear in court to answer for the N13bn money laundering charges against them.

The anti-graft agency, in a signed statement by its Acting Head, Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade on Sunday, said that the action follows their failure to answer fraud charges filed against them.

Oke and his wife are wanted in connection with the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 cash recovered by the EFCC from an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, in April 2017.

They are facing a four-count charge bordering on money laundering offence to the tune of N13 billion.

One of the counts read, “That you, Ambassador Ayodele Oke and Mrs Folasade Ayodele Oke, between August 25, 2015 and September 2, 2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court directly converted $160,777,136.85 property of the Federal Government of Nigeria to your own use which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

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