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Ex-Ijebu Waterside LG boss, aide convicted over N4m fraud

By The Citizen
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THE former Chairman of Ijebu Waterside Local Government, Abigi, Ogun State, Gboyega Bakare and his Administrative Officer 1, Mr Mohammed Adeyemi Oke, are currently cooling their heels in prison over misappropriation of N4 million meant for the security of the community.

Justice Jipode of Ijebu Ode High Court had sentenced the duo to six months jail term without an option of fine, after being convicted on a 15-count charge levelled against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

The convicts were alleged to have collected N4 million at the rate of N250, 000 weekly from the month of September, 2005 to February, 2006, for the upkeep of mobile policemen drafted to restore peace to two communities involved in communal crisis within the local government.

A statement signed by the Head of Media of ICPC, Mr Folu Olamiti, said the convicts did not use the money to take care of the security operatives, but diverted the said amount for their private use.