Club Owner Arrested For Defrauding US Govt Of N32million Covid Funds

IBADAN: An Ibadan club owner, Adepoju Olawale Sunday of De Rock Club has been arrested for defrauding the US government of N32 million covid funds.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal command reportedly arraigned the club owner, Olawale Sunday before the court.

The judge who sat on the case was Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court. The suspect was charged with two separate charges; alleged involvement in cybercrime and obtaining funds under false pretense.

The first charge had eight counts; identity theft, obtaining covid-19 funds and unemployment benefits from the United States government, and transfer of proceeds of crime to another person called Owoade Emmanuel David.

Also, further investigations have proved that the club owner through his small business in the US stole some personal identities of American citizens which he used in filing false benefit claims.

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Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji

Ogunsiji is a finesse Journalist, content developer, investigative journalist, and fact-checker. He is also a trained broadcaster with over a decade in the journalism profession. He is the editor of THE ENCOUNTER NEWS.

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