EFCC Arraigns APC Chairman, Others Over N.3billion Fraud

EFCC Arraigns APC Chairman, Others Over N.3billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned Mr. Yinusa Amobi, the Osun West Senatorial District Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for stealing and criminal conspiracy.

It was gathered that the suspects were accused of illegally diverting over N.3billion public funds approved for the construction of Amphitheatre (Lecture Theatre) and other valuable projects in the institution.

Also arraigned alongside Amobi before Justice M. A Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, were top officials of the Osun State College of Education (OSSCE), Ila-Orangun.

Findings revealed that Oyeniyi Akande, the younger brother to the former Interim National Chairman of All Chief Bisi Akande, is currently the Part-time Chairman of the Governing Council ‎of the college.

Others accused include, Mr. Akin Latilo, College former Acting Provost, Dr. Basiru Gbadamosi, members of the Governing Council, Mr. David Olayinka Olojede and Kujeunbola Oluwafemi as well as the College’s Director of Works, Mr. Ogungbemi.

The alleged offence is contrary to section 1(1)(a) &8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act and section 98,99 and 516 of the Criminal Code Act Cap,Laws of the Federation.

While the accused persons were not represented by any counsel in the Court, they, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them.

The EFCC was represented by Barrister Chukwu Emeka.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Onyetenu, while fixing May, 31 for considering the bail for the accused persons, ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Ilesa maximum prison till the next date of adjournment.

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