Ope Saraki, cousin to the former 8th National Assembly Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reportedly been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on March 19 over an alleged scam, Naija News learnt.
It was reported in an official statement by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the EFCC on Thursday that Ope was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on contract scam amounting to N220 million.
Naija News understands that the accused has been arraigned before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
Part of the statement read; “The EFCC alleged that the defendant, while serving as Special Adviser to the Kwara State Government, knowingly acquired a contract of the supply of 13 Ambulances to General Hospitals into a company which he had an interest.”
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in online fraud.
The anti-graft agency recovered some laptops, mobile phones, and other gadgets from the suspects.