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EFCC Set to Arraign Tunde Ayeni over N21 billion Money Laundering Charges

Tunde Ayeni

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to dock Tunde Ayeni, the former chairman of Skye Bank Plc, over alleged laundering of about N21 billion.

He will face trial with a former Managing Director of Skye Bank, Timothy Ajani Oguntayo; Control Dredging Company and Royaltex Paramount Ventures Limited.

The anti-graft agency on Friday filed a 10-count charge against Ayeni and the defendants. Ayeni has been in EFCC custody for about four weeks.

The trial may begin on Monday at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC said the cash was withdrawn at various times from the Suspense Account of the bank by Ayeni and allegedly doled out to people.

Among the counts is that Ayeni on 24 December 2014 transferred N3 billion from the defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the First City Monument Bank Plc account no. 0758662025 of Control Dredging Company Limited.

The anti-graft agency also charged Ayeni for allegedly transferring another N1.25 billion from the defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the Skye Bank Plc account no. 1770380476 of Royaltex Paramount Ventures Limited in March 2015.

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