Abdullahi Binuyo, Osun State Deputy Chief of Staff has been caught flat-footed in a $120,000 fraud.
The governor’s aide has been hauled up before a Federal Capital Territory High Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, cheating and forgery.
The charges were filed on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police by Mr Rimamsomte Ezekiel, a lawyer in the Legal Prosecution Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department at the Force Headquarters.
The prosecution alleged that Binuyo had in January 2017 in Abuja conspired with others still at large to dupe a man, Babatunde Ajala and his company — BMA Nigeria Limited.
He also allegedly forged and signed as Mr Hakeem Thanni for Ahad International FZC company in an investment agreement with BMA Nigeria Ltd and Mr Tunde Ajala.
In addition, Binuyo, with the intent to defraud, obtained $120,000 for Tunde Ajala and his company, BMA Nigeria Ltd.
He is being prosecuted under the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences and the Penal Code.