The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, and three others have been dragged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday for money laundering.
The other three persons, Christian Nwosu, Yisa Olarenwaju and Tijani Bashir are officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The ex-Minister is charged in absentia as she is in exile.
At the hearing, Nwosu, pleaded guilty to the charges, while Adedoyin and Bashir pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Nwosu had made a plea bargain and has refunded N5m and a landed property of N25m in Delta State. He confessed using the money he got to buy the property.
The case has been adjourned till April 7, for sentencing and ordered that Nwosu be remanded at the EFCC custody.
Meanwhile Adedoyin and Bashir were granted bail in the sum of N50 million each to adding that they should deposit their international passport with the court’s registrar.