Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - A House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Oluwametomi Adetokunbo Adisa, has been arrested for allegedly obtaining more than N142 million by false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested her for allegedly defrauding one businessman, Alhaji Isa Bello.
The 37- year old politician allegedly obtained building materials worth that amount from Bello, in the guise of servicing a supply contract she had with a construction company.
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The materials comprised 9 900 bags of cement, 381 tons of imported iron rods and 468 tons of local iron rods.
The petitioner alleged that Adisa paid an initial sum of N40 million but issued two post- dated cheques totalling N102 million which were returned unpaid.
Bello said that all efforts to make Adisa pay up the balance proved abortive.
"Adisa will be charged to court soon," Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, said. - CAJ News