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Ex-Kaduna Lawmaker Remanded In Prison Over Alleged N30m Fraud

The immediate-past member of Kaduna State House of Assembly representing Zaria Constituency, Suleiman Dabo, has been remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre over his alleged involvement in a N30 million fraud.

The order was issued on Monday by Justice James Omotosho of a Federal High Court in Abuja pending a ruling on Dabo’s bail plea.

The former lawmaker was brought to court alongside his company, Ohman International Venture Ltd. by the police on a seven-count charge bordering on alleged fraud to the tune of N30 million.

They were arraigned in the charge marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/363/2021, as the first and second defendants.

In count one, the ex-lawmaker and his company, sometime in October and November 2017, were alleged to have conspired to obtain N30 million by false pretence from Mrs Folashade S. Mojeolaoluwa.

In count two, Dabo and the company, sometime in October and November 2017, allegedly defrauded Mojeolaoluwa of the sum of N30 million through a GTBank account in the name of Ohman International Venture Limited.

The charge alleged that the defendants had, on the pretence of selling a scrap vessel ship known as ADNAN 101, committed the act when they presented themselves to Mojeolaoluwa as the bona fide owners of the scrap ship.

Also, thee Police on Monday arraigned five men – Femi Oyelere, 35, Sulaimon Olomitutu, 35, Sulaimon Okotami, 35, Babatunde Adeleye, 28 and Tunde Lateef, 30 – before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, over alleged unlawful possession of guns.

The defendants, whose residential addresses were not provided, were charged with unlawful possession of guns.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Philip Amusan, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Dec. 21, 2023 at about 3:00 pm in the Akufo area of Ibadan.

Amusan said that the defendants unlawfully possessed guns, including a cut-to-size double barrel and a revolver pistol, with the intent to commit felony.

He said that the offence contravened Section 417 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

The Magistrate, Mr Olaolu Olanipekun, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.

He thereafter adjourned the case till Feb. 12 for hearing.

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