A federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that Azibaola Robert, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, be remanded in Kuje Prison.

Robert has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since March when he was invited for questioning over a $40m contract from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA).

Azibaola and his wife, Stella, were arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba for allegedly receiving a $40m contract from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The anti-graft agency filed a seven-count charge against Robert and Stella, his wife, for allegedly using Oneplus Holding Limited, their company to get contracts from Dasuki.

Stella was taken into custody on Monday ahead of the trial.

While the court ruled that Stella could continue to enjoy the administrative bail earlier granted her by the EFCC, the judge adjourned till Wednesday to rule on the bail application for Azibaola.

 

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