N4.9m FraudMan Bags 3 Months for Using Yinka Ayefele’s Name

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on February 1, 2019 secured the conviction of one Ojedokun Oladapo before Justice R.B. Akintola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on a one-count amended charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

The count reads: “That you, Ojedokun Oladapo, between September and October 2018, at Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained the total sum of N4,900,000 (Four Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) only from Pastor Adedigba Charlse, when you falsely represented to him that the money was meant to facilitate the process of fund raising drive from Yinka Ayefele’s Friends on behalf of Yinka Ayefele, for purchase of a parcel of land in Ibadan, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence”.

Oladapo who opted for a plea bargain, pleaded “guilty” to the charge preferred against him.

Consequently, the prosecuting counsel, Abdulrasheed Suleman, urged the court to convict him accordingly.

Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison, from the date of his arrest, and ordered that he returns the total sum falsely obtained back to the victim.

Tony Orilade