OYO EX-COMMISSIONER, WIFE ARRESTED OVER FRAUD

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SEVEN months after he was sacked by Governor Abiola Ajimobi, a former Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Oyo State, Kazeem Adedeji, was, on Thursday, arrested by a team of police from the Special Fraud Unit, Lagos.

Adedeji alongside his wife, Muinat, were rounded up at about 12:30 pm by the police team, led by Mr. Abubakar Yahaya, within the premises of a commercial bank (names withheld), after showing a warrant of arrest authorizing them to do so.

Although the charge against the couple had not being made known, it was gathered that they might have been accused of “fraudulently sabotaging Oyo State government,” a charge lawyers said was unknown to law.

It was gathered that the branch manager of the bank expressed displeasure over the manner Mrs. Adedeji, one of the bank’s employees in the Operations Department, was arrested without his knowledge.

He was said to have threatened to direct that the gates of the bank be closed until Adedeji himself appeared at the scene.

The former commissioner, who is a legal practitioner, is one of the leaders of the state chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that recently endorsed Chief Michael Koleosho as the leader of the party, against the choice of Ajimobi by some members of the party.

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