BREAKING: Obasanjo’s Ex-Minister Agunloye Released From Kuje Prison, Reason Revealed

Jan 19, 2024 | Uncategorized

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  • The embattled former finance minister, Olu Agunloye, has been released from Kuje prison, reports confirmed
  • This comes after he had met all the requirements for his freedom at the correctional facility in Abuja
  • Kuje correctional centre spokesperson confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday evening

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

A former minister of power and steel, Olu Agunloye, has regarding freedom.

The Punch on Friday, January 19, reported that Agunloye was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre after meeting up with his bail condition.

EFCC, Kuje prison, Olu Agunloye
BREAKING: Obasanjo’s Ex-Minister Agunloye Released From Kuje Prison, Reason Revealed.
Photo credit: Olu Agunloye
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The spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Adamu Duza, confirmed that the former minister was freed on Friday evening.

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Duza said:

“Agunloye has been released from the prison after meeting his bail condition. He was released this evening around 5:30pm.”

Obasanjo’s minister, Agunloye remanded in Kuje prison

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Olu Agunloye was arraigned before the federal high court in Abuja over allegations of fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Agunloye on Wednesday, January 10.

Agunloye pleaded not guilty to the charges read against him. The former minister has been remanded in Kuje prison pending when bail would be granted.

Court sends former lawmaker to Kuje prison over alleged N30m fraud

Legit.ng earlier reported that Suleiman Dabo, an immediate-past member of Kaduna State House of Assembly (Zaria Constituency) has been remanded in Kuje prison pending a ruling on his bail application.

Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order on Monday, January 15.

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Dabo was arraigned on a seven-count charge brought against him by the Nigeria Police for obtaining N30 million from Mrs Folashade Mojeolaoluwa under false pretence, among other offences.

EFCC says it’ll revisit Tinubu’s minister fraud case

In another development, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC has reacted to the alleged N70 billion fraud case against the minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, while he was the governor of Zamfara state.

The EFCC’s acting Director of Public Affairs, Wilson Uwajuren, said the anti-graft agency will revisit the fraud against Matawalle.

Uwajuren stated this while addressing protesters under the aegis of Zamfara Alternative Forum (ZAF) on Friday, January, 12.

Source: Legit.ng

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