- Adio was accused of selling land to one Yekini Olonade but did not hand over the property nor return the money
- EFCC said Adio's action contravenes provisions of Section 1 (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006
- Adio was remanded in custody pending when her counsel would file an application for her bail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a deputy chief registrar of the Ibadan Judicial Divison of Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Omobola Adio on a 2-count ffraud charge of N9.2million.
Adio was arraigned before Justice S. Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday, April 28.
The EFCC said in a statement that Adio was accused of collecting the money as payment for a property located at Plot 10, Block XXIV, Bashorun Estate, Ibadan which he sold to one Yekini Olonade but failed to surrender the title documents of the property to him.
The anti-corruption agency said Adio's offence is contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and is punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.
One of the counts read: “That you, Ms Mutiat Omobola Adio on or about the 19th of December, 2016, at Ibadan within the Ibadan judicial Division of this Honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Nine million and Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N9,200,000,00) only from one Alhaji Yekini Olonade through Kunle Abimbola by falsely pretending that it was part payment of the cost price of a building and land situate, lying and being at plot 10, Block XXLV, Bashorun Estate, Lagelu Local Government Area, Ibadan which you purported to have sold to him.”
Adio pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Olagunju adjourned to May 5, 2017 for the hearing on the bail application and ordered that
“The defendant is to be remanded in prison custody."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported earlier that the EFCC declared two people wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretenses.
Sobowale Toyin Hannah and Hammed Akinola Ariyomi were both declared wanted for different fraud by the anti graft agency on Friday, April 27.
The agency also encourage anybody having useful information as to their whereabouts to contact the commission.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of EFCC arraigning former NNPC group managing director Andrew Yakubu in court over fraud allegations