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House Of Representatives Candidate Arrested For N142 Million Scam

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A House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Miss Oluwametomi Adetokunbo Adisa, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N142, 029,000 (One Hundred and Forty- Two Million, Twenty- Nine Thousand Naira only) from one businessman, Alhaji Isa Bello, by false pretence.

The 37-year-old politician  allegedly obtained building materials worth N142, 029,000( One Hundred and Forty-Two Million, Twenty-Nine Thousand Naira only) from Bello, in the guise of servicing a supply contract she had with a construction company.

The materials comprised: 9,900 bags of cement, 381 tons of imported iron rods and 468 tons of local iron rods.

The petitioner alleged that Adisa paid an initial sum of N40,000,000( Forty Million Naira only) but issued two post- dated cheques totalling N102,029,000 (One Hundred and Two Million, Twenty- Nine Thousand Naira) , which were returned unpaid. Bello said that all efforts to make Adisa pay up the balance  proved abortive.

Adisa will be charged to court soon.

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