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Court Orders Immediate Release of Jonathan’s Ex-ADC, Adegbe

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A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release former Aide-De-Camp to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe.

Justice Yusuf Halilu in his ruling asked the EFCC to release Adegbe on bail on liberal terms pending his arraignment in court for any offence.

Adegbe has been in custody of the anti-graft agency since February 11, for allegedly collecting N10bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.

The sum was alleged to have been diverted by ONSA from a Signature Bonus Account in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The N10billion is believed to have been diverted from oil receipts as follows: USD5.0M(November 14,2014); $47m( November 27, 2014); Euro 4.0M (December 3, 2014) and Euro 1.6M(December 24, 2014).

Adegbe is challenging his arrest and continued detention by the anti-graft agency in a fundamental right suit before the FCT High Court.

Justice Halilu had earlier fixed today for ruling in the Fundamental Human Rights suit.



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