Oke-Ata area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has been apprehended
by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly duping a
businessman of N18.5 million.
identified as Olabanji Oguntayo, allegedly took over some landed
property of the victim, Jacob Erinle, and sold them without remittance
of the sales.
following a petition written to the police by a Non-Governmental
Organisation on behalf of the victim, a pensioner who doubles as an
elder (Baba Ijo) of the same church the suspect serves.
had earlier been invited by the police on May 17, but was granted bail
having produced a surety and agreed to re-appear on May 25.
to return the money, jumped bail and defaulted, while his surety also
absconded having failed to produce him, a police source said.
obtaining money under false pretence, stealing and conduct likely to
cause breach of peace.
Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, stating that the
authority would soon charge the suspect to court.
earlier jumped bail before he was rearrested and on completion of
investigation, he would be charged to court,” Oyeyemi said.