2 persons trying to dupe Gov. Fayose sent to prison

2 persons trying to dupe Gov. Fayose sent to prison

Monday, January 11, 2016 4:01 pm

An Ado Ekiti chief magistrate court has remanded two persons – Benedict Odiga (38) and Abdulsalam Hassan (30) who had tried to dupe Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state.

The two men were on Monday arraigned before Chief Magistrate  Idowu Ayenimo , who ordered that they should be remanded in Ado Ekiti prison.

The duo were arrested on Sunday at Fayose’s residence in his hometown, Afao Ekiti , for allegedly trying to defraud the  governor  under the pretext of revealing to him a classified document on the military tribunal probing the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.

The suspected fraudsters were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and forgery which was preferred against them by the police.

Before their arraignment, Odiga and Hassan were paraded at the state police command headquarters by the state Commissioner of Police, Etop James.

James disclosed that a letterhead with the inscription “Nigerian Army Force” and a 57-page document purportedly from the Office of Special Adviser, Ethics and Values, were obtained with the intent to defraud Fayose.

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