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Newsbreak: Court sends Agunloye to Kuje prison over corruption charges

By Ologeh Joseph

Former Minister Of Power And Steel, Olu Agunloye was today sent to Kuje prison by an Abuja High Court.

On Wednesday, Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High court, asked Agunloye to remain in prison after adjourning the case.

Agunloye is facing charges of corruption traced to his era as the Minister of Power and Steel.

Earlier, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged him for fraud.

Mr Agunloye on Wednesday had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Agunloye will remain in prison at the Kuje Correctional center, until the bail terms are met.

In December last year, Agunloye was declared wanted by the EFCC over forgery and corruption allegations.

Agunloye had served under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government (1999-2003) as a Minister.

He was a close ally of assassinated Chief Bola Ige who was Deputy Yoruba leader.

Agunloye’s arrest is not unconncted with corruption linked to the Mambilla project.

Obasanjo said Agunloye awarded the contracts without approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC)

Agunloye had denied the allegation claiming due process was followed.

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