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Ex-Kwara Assembly Member Docked For Over Land Dispute

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned and docked a former member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Muhammed Adebayo before the Kwara State High Court.

Naija News understands that the former member of the House was arraigned on a six-count charge bothering on land fraud.

He was made to appear before the court on Thursday, August 1, before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court,

In a statement obtained by Naija News, the count two of the charges levelled against Adebayo by the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency reads as thus; “That you, Mohammed Adebayo, sometimes in July 2013 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N950,000 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only from one Mary Omowunmi Kolade on the false pretence that three plots of land (situated at Molete, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State) which you sold to her belonged to you, a representation you knew to be false punishable under section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences.”

Although Adebayo pleaded “not guilty” to the charge levelled against him,¬†Counsel for the EFCC, S.T. Ola thereafter urged to court to fix a date for the commencement of trial, while defence counsel, M.D. Yusuf, however, moved the bail application of his client.

However, Naija News understands that Justice Oyinlola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum and went ahead to adjourn the case till September 24, 2019 for the commencement of trial.

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