Ex-Minister, Jumoke Akinjide, on the run over N650m fraud

According to Saharareporters, the former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, is currently on the run.


The former minister has allegedly absconded after being implicated in a N650 million fraud involving the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and one Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun.

According to a highly placed source in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Akinjide and cohorts fraudulently received the sum of N650 million which they converted to their personal use and the use of others.

The money was allegedly routed through a new generation commercial bank and disbursed to some politicians for the purpose of ‘facilitating’ former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s victory at the March 28 presidential election. But soon after the EFCC commenced investigation into the fraud, Akinjide reportedly took to her heels.

The former minister got jittery when the anti-graft agency obtained an interim order from the Lagos State Magistrate Court, Ikeja District, to remand one of the culprits, Yinka Taiwo, in its custody for the next 30 days. The detention order will enable operatives of the Commission progress with investigations and prevent any interference in the alleged illegal disbursement of monies running into billions of Naira belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


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