Court orders arrest of ex-NIA DG Oke, wife

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of former National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General, Ayo Oke and his wife, Folashade.

The order followed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asking the court to issue a bench warrant for their arrest saying in the application that it is finding it difficult to secure their attendance in court.

Justice Chukwujeku Aneke issued the order consequent upon an oral application by the EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo.

Justice Aneke held that: “I have carefully considered the oral application for the arrest of the person mentioned herein, and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the said application is meritorious.

“Accordingly the application is hereby granted as prayed.

“It is hereby ordered that Ambassador Ayedele Oke and wife, Folasade Oke, should be arrested anywhere they are been sighted in the world.”

THEWILL recalls that 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.

Case has been adjourned to March 8, 2019 for report on the arrest.

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