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A Federal High Court seated in Abuja on Wednesday remanded an associate of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in Kuje Prison, Abuja, till Thursday when it would deliver ruling on his application for bail.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba made the order of remand after Agbele was arraigned on 11 counts of money laundering involving N1,219,000,000 said to be part of N4,685,723,000 allegedly transferred unlawfully from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser.
Arraigned along with Agbele were three companies, Sylvan Mcnamara Limited, De Privateer Limited and Spotless Investment Limited.
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Agbele is said to be the Managing Director of De Privateer Limited and a former Director, Finance and Account of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
The prosecution stated that Agbele and other suspects said to be at large used the companies (named as accused persons) to disburse the funds which were allegedly released fraudulently by the then National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).