EFCC Arraigns FCT Minister, Jumoke Akinjide Over N650 Million Fraud

According to report, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, on Tuesday for allegedly laundering the sum of N650 million.

It was gathered that the former Minster was arraigned alongside Senator Ayo Adeseun and Chief Olanrewaju Otiti before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The anti-graft agency in the 24 charges filed against the defendants, alleged that they collected the sum of N650 million from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the build-up to the 2015 general elections.

EFCC also claimed that they ought to have “reasonably known that the money formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act”, hence they acted contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2012, and were liable to punishment under Section 15(3) and 4 of the same Act, according to the counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo.

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