One of the ministers of the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide is said to have taken to her heels over some of her fraudulent dealings that might possibly inform her being a guest of the anti-graft commission-EFCC.
When Goodluck Jonathan was president, certain men and women robbed Nigeria silly. They were like oars in every man’s boat. Like crooked thieves with hearts of steel, they had their fingers in every pie. The roll call of these characters seem endless and as the incumbent administration’s anti-corruption fight intensifies, Nigeria stands to witness more shocking disclosures. The news doing the rounds is that, former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, is currently on the run.
The latter allegedly took to her heels after she was 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, 2016 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.