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Ex Permanent Secretary Clement Onubuogo Remanded in EFCC Custody

Former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour, Clement Onubuogo Illoh has been remanded by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday.

He was arraigned for failing to declare N97 million in his asset declaration form.

The EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo said  that the accused, on April 16, 2016, failed to disclose in his asset declaration form, the sum of N97 million found in his bank account. He was also accused of keeping $139,000 and 10, 000 British Pounds in his account  alleged that the 59-year-old accused, on April 16, 2016, failed to disclose in his asset declaration form, the sum of N97 million found in his bank account. He was also accused of keeping $139,000 and 10, 000 British Pounds in his account.

Clement, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and the defense counsel applied for the bail of the client.
The trial judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi, admitted the accused to bail of N50 million with one surety.

The judge ordered that the accused should be remanded in EFCC’s custody, pending the perfection of his bail conditions.

He adjourned the case until May 8 for trial.

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