A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Jabi, Abuja has ordered the remand of a former Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ngozi Olejeme in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyui issued the order on Thursday after Olejeme was arraigned on a nine-count charge bondering on abusing her office, receiving bribe, awarding contracts without due process among others.
About N3billion is said to have been involved.
She pleaded not guilty when the charge was read.
Defense Counsel, Paul Erokoro(SAN) applied for bail, which the prosecuting lawyer, Steve Odiase did not oppose but insisted that she most be granted conditional bail, requiring that she presents a surety.
Her lawyer had sought bail on self recognition or on liberal terms.
The trial judge adjourned till Friday for ruling and ordered that the defendant be kept in the custody of the EFCC.