Four officials of the Kwara state government accused of over twenty million naira money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been returned to the custody of the anti-graft agency.
EFCC had last week arraigned the Permanent Secretary of the Government House, Abubakar Ishiak, Director of Finance and Administration, Shina Akorede, Controller Finance and Accounts, Rasaq Momonu, and Cashier, Hafeez Yusuf, before a Federal High court.
The EFCC accuse the four of making cash payment of twenty-point-three million naira to one Energy Multi-Trade Interbiz limited for services rendered to the Kwara state Government House. The sum was said to have exceeded the limitation of 10 million Naira payable to a corporate body and thereby resulting in an offence contrary to the constitution.
At the resumed hearing on their bail application today, counsel to the defendant applicants Abdulwahab Bamidele urged the court to grant them bail pending the determination of the allegations leveled against them.
After listening to both parties, Justice Ashigar then postponed the date for hearing on bail application till June twenty third, 2019and ordered that the accused persons be remanded in the custody of the EFCC.