ABUJA, Nigeria – The Inspector-General of Police has dragged the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Abdullahi Binuyo, to a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over alleged fraud involving $120,000.
Binuyo was charged for conspiracy, fraud, cheating and forgery in a suit numbered CR/975/2020 filed on September 9, 2020.
Rimamsomte Ezekiel, a lawyer in the Legal Prosecution Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department at the Force Headquarters alleged that Binuyo in January 2017, in Abuja, defrauded one Tunde Ajala and his company, BMA Nigeria Limited.
Rimamsomte alleged that Binuyo forged and signed as Mr Hakeem Thanni, for Ahad International FZC company in an investment agreement with BMA Nigeria Limited and Mr Tunde Ajala.
He further alleged that “with intention to defraud and under false pretence obtained $120,000 for Tunde Ajala and his company BMA Nigeria Limited.”
The Oyetola aide was also alleged to have “cheated Babatunde Ajala and his company BMA Nig. Ltd of $120,000.00”.
The offences were said to be punishable under various provisions of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences and the Penal Code Law.