N22m Fraud: Court jails Osun ex-LG Chairman


The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday secured the conviction of a previous Chairman, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State, Chief Rufus Ojo, for a N22m misrepresentation.

Equity David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in the Ede Division found the previous executive blameworthy on two of the three counts corrected data documented as a detriment to him by the EFCC and indicted him.

The court as needs be, condemned him to a three-year imprison term on each of the two checks to run simultaneously.

The voyage to the Ile-Ife jail started for Ojo following his arraignment before Justice F.E. Owolabi of the Osun State High Court on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 on three charges verging on taking, utilizing position for individual delight and tax evasion.

Chief Rufus Ojo, Ex Chairman, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State

One of the charges that earned him a correctional facility term peruses, “that you, Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo, (carrying on business under the name and style of Rulekal Ventures) and others everywhere once in a while in December 2006 at the Orolu Local Government Area inside the ward of this good court, with aim to swindle deceitfully changed over to your own utilization the whole of N22,058,021.30k property of Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State depended to you while you were its official director.”

Be that as it may, the court released him on check three verging on offenses of illegal tax avoidance.

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