The immediate past governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Usman Dankingari along with two others were on Thursday remanded in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) custody by the Federal High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi.
The two others are Sunday Dogoyaro and Garba Kamba. The defendants were standing trial on 13 counts of conspiracy and money laundering filed against them by the EFCC.
The three suspects will remain in detention pending the ruling on their bail application on December 10, 2018.
They were alleged to have laundered N450 million; part of $115million collected from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Alison-Madueke, contrary to Section 1A of Money Laundry Act 2015.
The lead Counsel for the EFCC, J A Ojogbane, said the defendants should take their pleas, adding that the charges be read to them for immediate commencement of their trial.
He told the court that the EFCC was ready for the trial with their witnesses.
However, Dankigari and the two other defendants pleaded not guilty to all the counts.