Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

EFCC docks ex-rep for alleged N1.4m fraud

23 January 2013, 15:09

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned an 88-year-old man, Olusola Alaba over an alleged N1.4 million fraud.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alaba, a former member of the defunct Western House of Assembly, was docked before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of a Lagos High Court in Ikeja.


Alaba, who resides at No. 5, Peter Eledu Str., Akute, Lagos, is facing a five-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences and forgery.


The EFCC counsel, Mr Francis Usani, alleged that the defendant had on June 20,2011, in Lagos, fraudulently obtained the sum of N1,490,000 from one Mrs Olutoyin Ogundipe.


Usani alleged that Alaba obtained the money from the woman by claiming that the said sum represented payment for a-three bedroom flat located at Plot 8, Oladimeji Alo St., Lekki Phase One.


He further alleged that the defendant forged four international passports with different names to facilitate the fraud.


According to him, the defendant's alleged offence contravened Sections 1 (2) and (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act of 2006.


He said some aspects also contravened Section 467 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2003.


Alaba pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.


His counsel, Mrs Mercy Emuveyan, urged the court to remand him in EFCC custody, pending the filing of his bail application.


She urged the court to consider Alaba's age and health condition.


Emuveyan said his client was a member of the Western House of Assembly in 1966, before the army took over government.


The judge acceded to her request and remanded the defendant in the custody of EFCC.


She adjourned the case to March 26 for trial.

NAN

Tags efcc
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
The trouble with Buhari’s approac...

The recent massacre of scores of fellow Igbo and brethren in our homeland by the invading and marauding Fulani herdsmen is not just heart-rending but …  Read more...

Submitted by
MRS CONCERN
Kogi poly lecturers’ extortion fr...

The standard of education in Nigeria has fallen, but what is currently happening in Kogi state polytechnic is very bad. Read more...

Submitted by
Ogbo Awoke Ogbo
'History will destroy you if you ...

Nigeria is not dealing with religion. Nigeria is not dealing terrorism. Nigeria is not dealing with ethnic suspicion and tribal hatred - we really don't have issues with each other on personal levels. Read more...

Submitted by
Don Tommy
Like Nnamdi Kanu, like Saro-Wiwa

We all are watching as history is repeating itself in Nigeria in the most dramatic of fashions. We may recall that after Obasanjo handed over to Shagari in 1979... Read on Read more...

Submitted by
Anagbogu Chukwudi
Relooting the loots

For many years, the Nigerian antigraft agency, the EFCC has been allegedly recovering funds looted by prominent office holders. Read more...

Submitted by
Daniel Evo
The way forward to achieve peace ...

Nigeria as a country has failed in many ways such as religion, ethnicity ,believe, leadership,Democratic conduct. Read more...