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EFCC Arraigns Oyo Permanent Secretary Over Alleged N4.4m Scam

Rasaq Kolawole


The Ibadan zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), has arraigned a director who had served in performing capability as Everlasting Secretary, within the Oyo State Ministry of Agric and Pure Assets, Alhaji Rasaq Kolawole, for allegedly defrauding one Ibikunle Alonge of N4,400.000 (4 Million, 4 Hundred Thousand Naira).

Kolawole was arraigned earlier than Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the Oyo State Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday, Might 13, 2020, on one depend of acquiring cash below false pretence.

The offence is towards Part 1 (2) of the Advance Price Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006 and punishable below Part 1 (three) of the identical Act.

The sufferer of his alleged crime had written a petition to the EFCC wherein he accused the highest public servant of fraudulently amassing the sum from him as half fee for a bit of land located at Alabata Olosoko space of Moniya, Ibadan.

He additional alleged that it was after making the fee that he bought to know that the land really belonged to 1 Mrs. Ali (now deceased ), including that each one efforts to get a refund thereafter had been unsuccessful.

The cost learn: “That you simply, Alhaji Kolawole Rasaq on or concerning the 2nd of October, 2018, at Ibadan inside the Ibadan Judicial Division of this honourable courtroom with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N4,400,000 (4 Million and 4 Hundred Thousand Naira solely) from one Alonge Ibikunle by way of Pastor Adeyemi Fabayo by falsely pretending that it was half fee of the price value of 11 and half plots of land located, mendacity and being at Alabata Olokoso space, by way of Moniya space, Ibadan which you presupposed to have offered to him.

Kolawole, nevertheless, pleaded not-guilty to the cost.

In view of his plea, the prosecuting counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, prayed the courtroom for a date for the graduation of trial.

Thereafter, Justice Aderemi admitted the defendant to bail on self-recognizance and adjourned the matter to June 24 and 25, 2020 for trial.

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