EFCC Arraigns Woman for N9m Fraud


Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

For allegedly defrauding a businessman of N9 million, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Bisi Olagunju before Justice Munta Abimbola of the Oyo State High Court 1.

The victim, Abiodun Julius, also a contractor was said to have given out the said money to Olagunju under the agreement that she would facilitate a contract for him in the House of Representatives.

Specifically, Olagunju was said to have claimed to be Special Adviser to an Urban and Rural Development Committee Chairman in the House of Representatives. She was arrested after a petition written by Abiodun Julius who paid the sum to her in the hope that she would facilitate the supply of computers to the house and secure a job for his brother at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The charge read, “That you Bisi Lillian Olagunju sometime in November 2015 at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N5m from one Abiodun Julius under the false pretense that money represented form part payment to secure a contract for the supply of computers to the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and which pretence you knew was false.”