The Ibadan Zonal workplace of EFCC on August 9, 2018 arraigned one Abiodun Adeyemi Faseyitan earlier than Hon. Justice M. Abimbola, Chief Choose of Oyo State Excessive Court docket sitting in Ibadan, on a 6-count of acquiring cash below false pretense.
The journey to the dock for the defendant adopted a petition to the Fee from one pastor and founding father of a new era church (identify withheld) alleging that typically in 2013 the defendant, Abiodun Adeyemi Faseyitan approached her and offered himself to her and the whole members of her church as a senior employees of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC. In accordance to the petition, the defendants promised to help members of her congregation to safe Federal Authorities jobs, buy automobiles which might be on public sale sale in the EFCC and additionally use his connection in the Fee to help them to journey overseas. It was additional alleged that primarily based on the above guarantees, the defendant fraudulently collected the sum of N2,477,500.00 (Two Million, 4 Hundred and Seventy Seven Thousand, 5 Hundred Naira) solely from her and a number of Hundreds of thousands of Naira from members of her church. After they found he was not real, they made efforts to get well their monies again however appeared abortive.
The defendant nevertheless, pleaded not responsible to the costs most well-liked in opposition to him. In view of his plea, the EFCC’s counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi prayed the courtroom for a trial date and for the remand of the defendant in jail custody. Nevertheless, counsel to the defendant, Adeleke Bakare prayed the courtroom to permit him moved an oral utility for bail.
Justice Abimbola nevertheless, ordered the protection to current a formal utility for bail. In the meantime, the defendant shall be remanded on the Federal Jail, Agodi, pending the listening to and willpower of his bail utility. The case is adjourned to 7 September, 2018 for trial.