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EFCC arraigns lawyer in Kwara state over fraud

Date: 2019-07-13


- The Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a legal practitioner identified as Barrister Akeem Jimoh

-The commission arraigned Barrister Jimoh before a Kwara state high court sitting in Ilorin - The legal practitioner was arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar on a one count

A legal practitioner identified as Barrister Akeem Jimoh has been arraigned by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Barrister Jimoh was arraigned before a Kwara state high court sitting in Ilorin on a one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence

Legit.ng gathers that the accused, who was arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar, was said to have received various sum of money under the pretence of helping people to buy land within Ilorin metropolis but diverted the money for his personal use.

The charge against him read: "That you, Barrister Akeem Jimoh, sometime in August, 2011 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of the honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of #150,000.00 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira) from one Mr Ogunleye Dare Benjamin on the false that one plot of land (behind Alao Farm, Tanke Area, Ilorin, Kwara State) which you knew to be false punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud Related Offences Act No.14 of 2006."

The accused pleaded guilty to the charge.

Justice Abdulgafar ordered that the accused be remanded in the EFCC custody and adjourned the case till Monday, July 15, for hearing of the bail application.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Monday June 3, arraigned two persons for allegedly defrauding one Akinbuluma Mobolade Dele, a lecturer and doctoral student in the department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan.

The two suspects, Augustine Ekeson and Obinna Ureahl Ifeanyi, were brought before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan division, on a three-count charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence.

In a petition to the commission, dated February 17, 2016, Akinbuluma detailed how the duo allegedly conspired together to defraud him of a sum of eight hundred and seventy-five thousand, four hundred and ninety naira (N875,490.00) in December 2015.


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