The move is aimed at making sure he attends court for his arraignment in a big money fraud case.
The charges against the airline boss include stealing, forgery and perjury.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, after Mr Odukoya refused to show up in court for the third time, the prosecution declared on record
“We will be requesting for a short adjournment for this arraignment, the defendants gave us their word that they would be in court.
“It seems the EFCC has to take some necessary actions against them, we gave them an olive branch for them to avail themselves in court for this arraignment and they did not fulfil their side of the bargain.
“We initially did not want to keep them in our custody but at the moment, we have no choice but to now keep them in our custody for the purpose of the arraignment,”
Mr , M.S. Usman, is the prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the agency which investigated and is prosecuting the case.
Odukoya is joined in the suit along with his company Bellview and competitor FirstNation.
Usman made his declaration in assuring Justice Mojisola Dada that the EFCC would take steps to ensure Odukoya and co attend court.
The NAN report on the case against Odukoya reads in part “According to the charge sheet, Mr. Odukoya committed the offences of forgery, use of false document and perjury on March 21, 2013.
The EFCC alleged that the CEO of the airlines forged the Memorandum of Loss of Lagos State Certificate of Occupancy registered as No. 33 at page 33 volume 1011 at the Lagos State Land Registry, Alausa, Lagos, in order that the document be acted upon as genuine.
The forged document was in respect of a property located at No. 29, Oduduwa St., Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
Mr. Odukoya is alleged by the EFCC to have used the false document and also gave false information on oath concerning the loss of the certificate of occupancy at the Lagos State Land Registry.
The anti-graft commission also said that on October 7, 2016, Mr. Odukoya stole and dishonestly converted to his own use N1. 7 billion belonging to Skye Bank.’’
The next adjournment – when EFCC is working to produce Odukoya in court – is April 9.