EFCC Declares Ex-NIA Boss, Ayodele Oke And His Wife Wanted

EFCC has declared a former Director General of the National
Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife,
Folasade, wanted after they failed to answer for fraud charges filed
against them.

Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of a Federal High Court Lagos, had on
February 7, 2019 issued an arrest warrant on them, consequent upon an
oral application by counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo.

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 reads: “That you, Amb. Ayodele Oke and Mrs.
Folasade Ayodele Oke between 25th day of August 2015 and 2nd day of
September 2015 in Lagos, with in 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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