Nov 29, 2022

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Land Scam: EFCC Arrests, Arraigns Another Top Govt Ex-official –

  • A former Deputy Comptroller of the Abuja Correctional Service, Kayode Odeyemi, was indicted in an FCT High Court on Tuesday 21 June .< /li >
  • Odeyemi was taken to court for defrauding an unsuspecting Nigerian, Joseph N. Emelieze, and a company, Joemelyz Global, out of millions of naira
  • According to the EFCC, the crimes were committed sometime in 2019 in Abuja, although the defendant pleaded not guilty to the allegation

< strong>Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja has arrested Kayode Odeyemi, a former Deputy Comptroller of the Correctional Service, and charged him in a high court in Bwari, Abuja.

According to EFCC Director of Media and Public Relations Wilson Uwujaren, Odyem i charged with crimes bordering on land fraud, The Punch reports.

In the charges brought against Odeyemi, the commission alleged he was dating a certain Joseph N. Emelieze in 2019 N 6,500,000 cheated total of N 2,200,000.

Uwujaren’s testimony reads:

“Kayode Odeyemi, a 62-year-old former Deputy Comptroller retired , was indicted before Judge M.A. Madugu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Bwari, Abuja on two counts of offenses bordering on land fraud.

“Count one reads: ‘That you, Kayode Odeyemi, sometime in December 2019 in Abuja, within jurisdiction of that honorable court, has, under pretense and fraudulently, received from Joseph N. Emelieze the sum of N6,500,000 deposited into your First Bank account number 2015894843 on the pretext that said payment was for the purchase of property in Sabon Lugbe, Abuja, a fact which you knew to be false and thus commi committed an offense under Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offenses Act 2006 and is punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

“In count two, Odeyemi is accused of defrauding Joemelyz Global of the sum of N2,200,000 which is based on funded his Wema Bank account number 0121093181 for the purchase of a plot of land in Sabon Lugbe, Abuja. h2>

But Odeyemi pleaded not guilty to both counts.

For his part, the presiding judge Madugu adjourned the matter until September 19, 2022 , for the commencement of the trial and granted the defendant bail of N1 million naira with two guarantors of the same amount, one of whom must be an official residing in the court’s jurisdiction.

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Meanwhile, the EFCC had ex-Treasury Secretary Bashir Yaguda and f our others before an FCT High Court, Maitama alleged embezzlement of N23.3 billion.

Others charged Monday, May 23 include retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, and his son Sagir and their company Dalhatu Investment Limited kt.