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‘EFCC After Me Because I Abused Magu’ Isaac Fayose

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The chairman of Anis Security, Isaac Fayose has hit back at the EFCC in what he termed an intimidation that stemmed from his criticism of the commission’s chairman, Ibrahim Magu and his mode of operation.
The businessman who was arrested by the EFCC about a week ago on an allegation of duping one Joe Onyiuke of a sum of 17 Million Naira  called the allegation  a cheap blackmail.
Isaac’s official response to EFCC reads…
Sometime in 2008, one Joe Onyuike subleted a plaza from me at 8m a year, for 12 rooms hotel, night club of a capacity of 500 people , Chinese restaurant and a garden…. When he came I already had a tenant in the club,  Mr Wanta who paid 6 months rent on the club, at 500k a month times 6 months plus 300k agency fees totaling 3.3million, and I  had Mr. Patrick Osobase  who paid 3million for the club for 6 months rent, and 300k to the agents making 3.3million.
Mr Joe Onyuike came for the Chinese restaurant and the garden he later changed his mind saying, he would sort the existing tenants and take control of the whole complex.  He offered me 8million a year and 2 years rent instead of collecting 6 months rent offer which I agreed, on condition that he would pay an interest of 300k extra  to the 3 existing tenants.  They all agreed  and he made a draft for them from the 16million rent.
3 months later,  Mr Joe Onyuike came back to me and asked me to return a year rent back,  he took me to court and I won the case. The Judge ordered that my 6.5m be paid back.
Since then we have been  in court and we are currently at the Court of Appeal.
In 2008, I was invited by EFCC and SFU  to ascertain the property is genuine and the transaction is pure with no criminal intention, of which I was given a clean bill, that it is purely a civil matter, and we should thrash it out in the court of law.
To my surprise in 2014 , when my brother won the election in Ekiti State , the same Mr Joe Onyuike, went to Special Fraud Unit in Lagos to make the same complain of which I was arrested and after investigation I was given another clean bill that it is a civil matter. In June 2019,  I was invited by the same EFCC that gave me a clean bill in 2009!!! 10 years after , they claimed they have criminal evidences now which they didn’t show me and they served me a court process that  they stated was prepared since January 2019.
On Thursday, the 4th of July , 2019,
I was arraigned at the High Court Lugbe  and I got a bail on Friday.
The property in question is in Jabi Abuja, opposite the lake and it is still existing till date with a value worth up to 7 billion naira owned since 1995, by my late mother in-law, which I leased for 6 years and I paid for the lease and renovated the place to  standard before mr Joe Onyuike came on board.
In a chat with papermacheonline, Isaac asked  ‘how would I dupe my tenant? The case is in court,  go and verify if the EFCC is speaking the truth. Check all the documents and see who is lying.  The judge told them this to their faces that they had no case against me’.
When asked what could have prompted his arrest, Isaac claimed ‘did you forget the time they took my brother, Ayo Fayose to court? I was the one that mobilised his supporters and I was there that day attacking the EFCC, I was there calling out their boss, Magu and I think that was my offence. The newspapers and television captured me saying the truth against Magu…that’s my sin. Since then it has been one issue over another. I’m a clean businessman, go and check my records. They can’t use me to disgrace my brother’ he fumed.
Isaac explained he called out the EFCC boss because he felt he was trying to victimise his brother, ‘I am loyal to my brother and cannot stand it when they were plotting evil against him. Fayose stands for the truth and he is not a coward, we know the reason behind all the cheap blackmails.
Isaac was granted a bail by Justice Mohammed after pleading not guilty to the charges against him. His lawyer argued that the said property is owned by Isaac Fayose and it’s beyond understanding why a tenant would allege that his landlord duped him.
The case was subsequently adjourned to September 26, 2019.

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From Boardroom To Politics, Ex-First Bank Boss Eyes Oyo Governor’s Seat

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Adesola Adeduntan, the erstwhile Managing Director of First Bank has been named as one of the would-be successors of the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde come 2027.

 

The banker who was allegedly eased out of banking for some undisclosed misdemeanors is claimed to have began consultations as he charts a new path in politics.

 

Sources hinted that Adeduntan had been interested in an elective position but his participation was measured because of his banking career. But now, the coast is clear and he is already aligning himself with some stakeholders ahead of 2027.

 

A list of names including Ilaji boss, Dotun Sanusi, Taofeek Arapaja, Stanley Olajide and many more has features as interested minds gunning for the number one seat in Oyo, a list Adeduntan has recently joined.

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Ex First Bank Boss, Afonja Dies In Auto Crash

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-Femi Bamgbose

 

Details have emerged on Monday, 20th May, 2024 regarding the tragic death of a former Chairman of First Bank Plc, Ajibola Afonja.

 

The 82 year-old man was said to have died in a car accident.

 

The accident occurred somewhere around Oyo town.

 

Sources hinted papermacheonline that the former Minister popularly known by his company name ‘IDS’ Integrated Dimensional System was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he eventually gave up the ghost.

 

The news spread like wildfire within the society circle across Oyo State where Afonja was highly revered.

 

Family sources claimed he would be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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‘How Yahaya Bello Withdrew Almost $1M From Kogi Account To Pay Child’s School Fees’ EFCC boss, Olukoyede

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has revealed that a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, transferred $720,000 from the government’s coffers to a bureau de change before leaving office to pay in advance for his child’s school fee.

 

Olukoyede revealed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

 

He said, “A sitting governor, because he knows he is going, moved money directly from government to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fee in advance, $720,000 in advance, in anticipation that he was going to leave the Government House.

 

“In a poor state like Kogi, and you want me to close my eyes to that under the guise of ‘I’m being used.’ Being used by who at this stage of my life?”

 

 

Olukoyede further stated that he personally reached out to Bello, offering him a chance to clarify the situation in a respectful setting within the EFCC office but the ex-governor reportedly declined to cooperate, citing fears of harassment from an unnamed woman.

 

The EFCC boss added, “I didn’t initiate the case; I inherited the case file. I called for the file, and I said there are issues here.

 

“On my own, I called him, which I am not supposed to do, just to honour him as an immediate past governor. ‘Sir, there are issues. I’ve seen this case file. Can you just come let us clarify these issues?’

 

 

“He said, ‘Ha! Thank you, my brother. I know, but I can’t come. There’s one lady that has surrounded EFCC with over 100 people to come and embarrass me and intimitade me.’

 

Bello was said to have suggested that the EFCC come to his village rather than conduct an investigation at the agency’s quarters.

 

“I said if that is the issue, I’m going to pass you through my own gate, and you will come to my floor. We will accord you that respect. I will invite my operatives; they will interrogate and interview you in my own office. What could be more honourable than that to allay the fear?

 

“You know what he said: ‘Thank you, sir, but can’t they come to my village? Olukoyede added.

 

The chairman also highlighted the agency’s achievements during his tenure, stating, “We have recovered close to 120 billion and secured over 1,600 convictions in six months.

 

“I’m so passionate about the need for us to move forward in this country. We need the EFCC to survive. There are so many victims that we have wiped tears off their eyes, people that have been swindled in their millions. Every day, we keep recovering money for victims.”

 

PUNCH Online reports that the EFCC chairman, Olukoyede, has vowed to resign from his position if Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted.

 

The EFCC is seeking to arraign Bello on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

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