A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the determination of his bail application.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba handed the order today when Mr. Robert and his wife, Stella, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
EFCC had arraigned the duo on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption. Mr. Robert and wife are accused of diverting $40 million purportedly meant for the supply of tactical communication kits for Nigeria’s Special Forces. The funds were alleged to have been transferred from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, with the Central Bank of Nigeria to the domiciliary account of their company, One Plus Holdings.