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Former LG Chairman sentenced to 6 Years in Jail for Stealing & using Position for Personal Gratification

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A former chairman of Orolu Local Government Area of Osun state, Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo was yesterday convicted and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for corruption.

According to EFCC, he was prosecuted at the Osun State High Court, Ede by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and was pronounced guilty by Justice David Oladimeji on two of the three count amended charge filed against him.

The court accordingly, sentenced him to three-year jail term on each of the two counts. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Ojo was first arraigned before Justice F.E. Owolabi of the Osun State High Court on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 on a three count charge bordering on stealing, using position for personal gratification and money laundering.

One of the charge that earned him a jail term reads,”that you Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo (Carrying on Business under the name and style of Rulekal Ventures) and others at large sometimes in December 2006 at Orolu Local Government Area within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud fraudulently converted to your own use the sum of N22,058,021.30k Twenty Two Million, Fifty Eight Thousand and Twenty One Naira, Thirty Kobo) property of Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State entrusted to you whilst you were its Executive Chairman”.

However, the court discharged him on a third count of money laundering.

Photo Credit: Official EFCC – Facebook

3 Comments

  1. Akpeno

    January 9, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    LMAO! Poor guy, who did he offend?
    Because these charges are applicable to 99.9% of the “Leaders” currently in Office.

  2. tunmi

    January 10, 2018 at 5:40 am

    As he should.

    Thanks you EFCC. If these charges are applicable to the so called 99.9% go and report them. Do something about it. Support the EFCC and report it

  3. Akpeno

    January 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    The charges are blatant enough for anyone including you and the EFCC to see.
    Reporting this to the EFCC is like standing outside in a rain storm and shouting it’s raining…

    As I said, this guy is not the only one guilty of these charges.

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