EFCC Arrests APC Ex-Chairman, Bisi Akande's Brother Over N300m Fraud
The claim from some quarters that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight is one sided and aimed at persecuting the opposition party members alone may not be true after all, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the younger brother to Chief Bisi Akande, the former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Oyeniyi Akande.

Mr. Oyeniyi Akande is a Part-Time Chairman of the Osun State College of Education (OSSCE), Ila-Orangun.

The ex-APC national interim Chairman's brother was nabbed over an alleged illegal diversion of over N300 million public funds approved for the construction of Amphitheatre (Lecture Theatre) and other valuable projects of the institution.

The arrest of Akande was as a result of a petition dated Monday 21st March, 2016 and signed by Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman both of an Osun State based Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS.)

Aside Akande who was the suspect in the matter, other suspects are the College Registrar, Mr. Aderiola Adeoti, a former Bursar (now Bursar College of Education, Ilesa), Mr. Akin Latilo, College former Acting Provost, Dr. Basiru Gbadamosi and a member of the Governing Council, Mr. David Olayinka Olojede.

Others involved in the alleged diversion of project funds were Mr. Oyegbade Reuben Abayo, Mr. Amobi Yinusa Akinlola, Mr. Ayoola Peter Olajiola, Mr. Moses Oyewole Otitoola, Mr. Kujeunbola Oluwafemi, Dr. Omotosho Adeleke and Dr. Adeleke Sulaiman Ajala.

A reliable source from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC revealed that the College Provost, Professor Isaac Oyewole led the College team to the EFCC office on Monday and Wednesday this week before Akande was detained for further investigation.

It was also learnt that the agency had concluded arrangement to invite the remaining accused persons in the saga by next week for further interrogation.


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