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Court remands ex-minister Agunloye in Kuje prison

Agunloye denies financial crimes over $6bn hydropower project

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the remand of Olu Agunloye, a former minister of power and steel, in Kuje Correctional Centre.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Agunloye over allegations of fraud in the Mambilla Power Project.

Agunloye was brought before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges read against him.

The judge, however, ordered that the embattled former minister be remanded pending when bail would be granted.