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Annette Gyen, a witness, has told a federal high court in Jos how Sarah Ochekpe, former minister of water resources, and two others allegedly withdrew N450 million cash from Fidelity Bank Plc.

Ochekpe, who was minister under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and the co-accused are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly collecting N450 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former petroleum minister, in 2015.

The two other accused are Raymond Dabo, former Plateau PDP chairman, and Leo Jatau, coordinator of the president Goodluck Johnathan campaign in the state.

The EFCC is alleging that the trio collected N450 million cash from one Annette Olije-Gyen, operation manager of Fidelity Bank, which exceeded the amount authorised by law.

The anti-graft agency said the offence contravened sections 18 (a)(d), 1 (a), 16(1)(d), and was punishable under section 16 (2) of money laundering (prohibition) Act 2012, (as amended).

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