A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife.

The court issued a bench warrant for arrest of the duo on Thursday after they failed to appear before it for arraignment.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a four-count charge against them in connection with the $43 million, £27,000 and N23 million discovered in April 2017.

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It would be recalled that at the last sitting on the matter, Oyedepo had urged Justice Aneke to reschedule the planned arraignment of the sacked DG of NIA and his wife. This was because of the failure of the anti-graft agency to produce the duo before the court.

The EFCC had instituted a four-count charge against Oke and Folashade.

EFCC had intended to arraign the defendants before the judge in connection with the sums of  $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 (totalling N13bn) removed by the EFCC from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos linked to them.

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