Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested a lawmaker in Kwara State House of Assembly for trying to defraud The Federal Government.
The head of the zonal office, Isyaku Sharu, said on Thursday May 9, 2019 that the legislator was arrested for alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering of N4 million.
Mr Sharu said the unnamed lawmaker had in 2015 sold some plots of land to six retired teachers before his election into the assembly.“The lawmaker also issued receipts to the land buyers with the name of a company, which does not exist.
“The complainants, Mary Kolade, Ezekiel Babatunde, Felicia Adebiyi, Grace Awolola, Julius Omole and Abiodun Balogun alleged that the suspect sold many plots of land to them, claiming to be the owner.“They, however, later discovered that the land belonged to the Federal Ministry of Land and Housing.
Likewise, after paying about N4 million to the lawmaker, they decided to survey the plots of land so as to put their survey number on the deed of transfer between them.“They then discovered through the officials of the Kwara State Ministry of Land and Housing that the land belonged to the Federal Ministry of Land and Housing,” he said.
Also, Sharu said that six suspected Internet fraudsters were arrested while cars, laptops, phones, charms, were among items recovered. According to him, two of the suspects were arrested at Ilorin International Airport while trying to board a plane.He said they would all remain in EFCC custody until arraigned in court.
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