The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Monday, February 22, 2021, arraigned one Mary Maisirat Akerele on a five count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of Thirty Five Million Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (N35,520,000.00) before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta.
Trouble started for the 46-years-old socialite, who resides in Aseko area of Idiroko Ogun State, when the EFCC received a petition, alleging that she collected the said sum in installments from one Alhaja Oladoja Abike for the purpose of supplying four truck-load of rice from a rice milling company at Bida, Niger state but diverted the funds.
One of the charge reads: ” That you Mary Masirat Akerele (trading under the name and style of Goodness of Jesus Global Ventures) on or about the 19th day of September, 2018 at Abeokuta within the Abeokuta Judicial Division of the Honourable Court, fraudulently converted to the your own use the sum of Eleven Million Naira (N11, 000,000.00) only property of Fausia Abike Oladoja and thereby committed an offence of stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 30, laws of Ogun State, 2006”.
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