A Lagos State Magistrate’s court has granted the EFCC permission to continue to detain Mr Abiodun Agbele.
It was learnt that the court granted the EFCC a remand order to hold the suspect for two weeks as investigations into the N4.7bn allegedly transferred from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser continued.
The remand order is, however, renewable after two weeks, which implies that the commission can still detain Agbele for over two weeks depending on the outcome of investigations.
Agbele, it was learnt, allegedly helped Fayose to handle over N1.219bn during the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014.
The money was said to have been part of the N4.7bn that was allegedly siphoned from the imprest account of the Office of the National Security Adviser and deposited into the bank account of a company belonging to the sons of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
The EFCC had alleged that Obanikoro conveyed about N1.219bn on an aircraft and handed it over to Agbele for onward delivery to Zenith Bank.
Agbele was said to have collected the money on behalf of Fayose and paid the money into the account of Fayose who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the time.
In his reaction, Fayose admitted that Agbele was a trusted friend who paid money into his account. He, however, maintained that the money came from the management of Zenith Bank and private donations.
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