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Ex-minister Ogunlewe, others charged with theft

26 November 2016, 07:34

Abuja – The former Works and Housing Minister, Adesewe Ogunlewe, has been arraigned at the State High Court in Ogun State for alleged misuse of funds of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAB).

He is a Pro-Chancellor of the institution.

He has been arraigned alongside Prof. Olusola Oyewole, the Vice Chancellor and Moses Olusola Ilesanmi, a bursar, before Justice Majekodunm.

They appeared on an 18 -count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, obtaining money by false pretence and abuse of office.

They have pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Also read: Police in Delta smash suspected child theft syndicate, rescue 12 

Justice Majekodunmi granted the first and second defendants (Ogunlewe and

Oyewole) bail in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum.

The defendants must submit their International Passports to the Court Registrar.

The court ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions.

Justice Majekodunmi adjourned ruling on the bail application of the third defendant to Monday.

The trial will commence on December 16. 



- CAJ News


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