Court orders the arrest of ex-NIA boss, wife

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A federal court in Lagos has issued a warrant for the arrest of the former director general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade.

Chukwujekwu Aneke, the judge, gave the order after hearing an application to that effect from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“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,”Aneke said.

“Accordingly the application is hereby granted as prayed.

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

Folashade Oke

Recall that the Oke and his wife are wanted in connection with the large amount of foreign currencies recovered by the EFCC from an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos in 2017.

The couples are facing a four count charge bordering on money laundering offence to the tune of N13b.

According to EFCC the case has been adjourned to March 8, 2019 for report on the arrest.

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