Former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade, may be arrested anywhere they are found in the world.
This follows an order granted to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, made an application to that effect as the two persons failed to appear before the court over the case of money laundering against them.
The application was granted by the court.
“I have carefully considered the oral application for the arrest of the person mentioned herein and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the said application is meritorious.
“Accordingly the application is hereby granted as prayed.
“It is hereby ordered that Ambassador Ayodele Oke and wife, Folasade Oke, be arrested anywhere they have been sighted in the world,” Justice Aneke declared.
The EFCC filed a suit against Oke and his wife last week over the money – $43 million, £27,000 and N23 million – kept away in an apartment at Osborne Tower, Ikoyi, Lagos, in April.
Following the discovery of the money, a panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was set up to probe the case.
Oke was found to be involved in the scam and consequently sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The EFCC filed a suit against him only last week.