Thursday, June 30, 2016

2 Oyo civil servants charged with salary fraud

OYO State Government has taken two civil ser­vants to a magistrate’s court in Ibadan for alleged salary fraud of several mil­lions of Naira.

The two accused per­sons, Oluwaseun Adegoke and Ojo Olanrewaju, were separately arraigned be­fore the courts yesterday. They are facing eight-count charge.

The prosecuting coun­sel, Mr. Adetunji Gbade­gesin, who is the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, told the court that between April and November 2015, Adegoke illegally and fraudulently received N37,565.61 kobo as monthly salary in the name of one Lawal Mu­dashiru, a retired civil ser­vant.


Adegoke was accused of illegal and fraudulent receipt of N4,000 each as monthly salary for eight months through fictitious names of five corps mem­bers. The total amount he purportedly received on behalf of the corps mem­bers was N16,000.

He was also accused of receiving N47,211.38 kobo as monthly sal­ary in the name of a dead civil servant for eight months, whose total was N377,691.04 kobo through account name of Adewole Oluwaseun Temitope.

Olanrewaju also was accused of receiving N55,996 as monthly salary from February 7, 2014 to February 10, 2015, in the name of Ojo David, which was described as a ficti­tious name. He was also accused of receiving an­other N55,996 as monthly salary from October 21, 2014 to February 10, 2015, which totalled N839,940 in the name of Olanrewaju David.

However, the two ac­cused persons pleaded not guilty. Adegoke ap­peared before Magistrate A.F. Richards. He was arraigned in Chief Magis­trate’s Court Two.

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