EFCC organizes popular socialite Ogun Mary Akerele as part of the N35m scam (photos)
A popular socialite in Ogun state is in serious trouble.
Mary Akere was arrested Monday by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and indicted before Judge Abiodun Akinemi of the 4 Ogun High Court, Abeokuta, on five counts bordering on theft in the amount of $ 35,520,000.
EFCC head Wilson Uvujaren said the 46-year-old socialite who lives in the Aseko district of Idiroko, Ogun state began the problems when the commission received a petition in which she claimed that he received the aforementioned amount in installments from Alhaji Abike Oladoji to supply four trucks. rice from a mill in Bide, Niger, but allegedly withdrew funds.
One of the accusations read: “That you, Mary Masirat Akerele (acting under the name and style of Goodness of Jesus Global Ventures), on about September 19, 2018 in Abeokuta, in the judicial branch of the Abeokuta honor court, fraudulently converted into he used only the amount of N11m, owned by Fauzia Abike Oladoja, thereby committing the offense of theft in violation of Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Chapter 30, Laws of Ogun State, 2006 “
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her.
The defendant’s lawyer, Kh.A. Omikunle, has submitted an oral petition to release his client on bail. However, EFCC lawyer Shamsuddin Bashir opposed the claim on the grounds that the defendant did not fulfill the conditions of the previously granted administrative bond.
Judge Akinemi has postponed the trial until March 4 to consider a petition for bail and ordered that the accused be detained at the Ibara Correctional Center in Abeokuta.