A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has been detained over alleged involvement in corrupt practices.
The detention followed the order of a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor in Lagos on Thursday.
He was ordered detained in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, facility pending the hearing of the bail application on Friday.
Maurice Iwu was arraigned by the EFCC on a four-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering.
The money involved is N1.23 billion.
EFCC said the money was part of the N23.29 billion public funds that was claimed to have been diverted and shared by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
The money was believed to have been earmarked to influence the outcome of the presidential election held in 2015.
Some other members of INEC are also being tried in connection with the case.