EFCC detains Kwara lawmaker-elect for N26m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a member-elect of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulgafar Ayinla, for his alleged involvement in a N26m scam.

Okay Nigeria understands that the lawmaker who is expected to be sworn-in on June 12, 2019 was held for forgery and obtaining money under false pretence.

Ayinla, confessed to the EFCC that he used the money to finance his political campaigns.

The petitioner who resides in the United State of America stated that Ayinla, who is member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and also a legal practitioner, was introduced to her by her late Aunt as capable of helping her purchase some properties in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

She said:

“The Lawmaker-elect sold to me another two plots of land with four bedroom bungalow at window level at Agric area of Ilorin. I paid N8, 240, 000 (Eight Million Naira Two hundred and Forty Thousand Naira) commission of which Ayinla informed me that the seller had received his money but he never pay the money to the seller up till today, and never refunded the money to me.”

Meanwhile, Ayinla, revealed that he diverted the money to his personal use and promised to pay back when he receives his wardrobe allowance from the Kwara State House of Assembly.

The anti-graft said he would be charged to court.

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