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The former minister is among three defendants charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a three count charge of allegedly deploying over N362 million derived from a $115 million slush fund to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election in favour of the candidate of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

While there have always been concerns about the selective prosecution of accused persons by the EFCC, some recent actions by the EFCC have buttressed this perception, fueling the belief that the Commission may be acting a script aimed at persecuting some persons who are believed not to be in the good books of the Government, while letting others off the hook.