The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to formally arraign Tunde Ayeni, former Chairman of the defunct Skye Bank Plc, on a 10-count charge bothering on money laundering.

Ayeni has been in custody in the last four weeks and is set to be arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday.

He was accused of laundering N21billion and charged in pursuant to Section 109(d) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.

Ayeni would be tried alongside a former Managing Director of Skye Bank, Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, Control Dredging Company and Royaltex Paramount Ventures Limited.

The EFCC stated that the money was withdrawn from “the Suspense Account of the bank by Ayeni and spent on different types of favour to people.”

According to the anti-graft agency, Ayeni transferred N3,000,000,000.00 (three billion naira) from the defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the First City Monument Bank Plc account no. 0758662025 of Control Dredging Company Limited.

Ayeni was also charged for allegedly transferring another N1,250,000,000.00 (one billion, two hundred and fifty million naira) from the defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the Skye Bank Plc account no. 1770380476 of Royaltex Paramount Ventures Limited.

Some of the charges read: “That you, Tunde Ayeni, whilst being the chairman, Board of Directors of the defunct Skye Bank Plc and Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, while being the Managing Director (MD) of the defunct Skye Bank Plc, on or about 24th December, 2014 at Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of this honourable court did conspire to commit an offence to wit, money laundering by transferring the sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (three billion naira) from the defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the First City Monument Bank Plc account no. 0758662025 of Control Dredging Company Limited which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit; fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) and punishable under section 15(2)(b) and (3) of the money laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

“That you, Tunde Ayeni, whilst being the Chairman, Board of Directors of the defunct Skye Bank Plc and Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, while being the Managing Director (MD) of the defunct Skye Bank Plc on or about the 24th December, 2014 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did commit an offence to wit,  transferring the sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (three billion naira) from defunct Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the First City Monument Bank Plc account no. 0758662025 of Control Dredging Company Limited which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit;  fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 15(2)(b) and (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

“That you, Tunde Ayeni, whilst being the Chairman, Board of Directors of the defunct Skye Bank Plc and Control Dredging Company Limited on or about the 24th December, 2014 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did commit an offence to wit, converting the sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (three billion naira) transferred from Skye Bank Plc Suspense Account to the First City Monument Bank Plc account no. 0758662025 of Control Dredging Company Limited which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to  wit; fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 15(2)(b)(3) and (4) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

“That you, Tunde Ayeni, whilst being the Chairman, Board of Directors of the defunct Skye Bank Plc and Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, while being the Managing Director (MD) of the defunct Skye Bank Plc, on or about 25th March, 2015 at Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of this honourable court did conspire to commit an offence to wit, money laundering by transferring the sum of N1,250,000,000.00 (one billion two hundred and fifty naira) from the defunct Skye bank Plc Suspense Account to the Skye Bank Plc account no. 1770380476 of Royaltex Paramount Ventures Limited which money you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit; fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) and punishable under section 15(2)(b) (3) and of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended)."

Ayeni is being quizzed by the EFCC for alleged multiple fraud, including a controversial N1billion donation to the campaign funds of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.

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