EFCC nabs Kwara lawmaker-elect over property fraud, forgery

By Balkis Tijani.


The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has taken into custody, a member-elect of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulgafar Ayinla for illegally obtaining the sum of N26,000,000 (Twenty Six Million Naira) under false pretense.

Hon. Ayinla who is on the verge of being sworn-in on May 29, 2019 has reportedly admitted his involvement in the crime, and further disclosed to the EFCC that he used the funds to finance his political campaigns and promised to pay back when he receives his wardrobe allowance from the Kwara State House of Assembly.

According to the U.S based petitioner, Ayinla who is a legal practitioner was introduced to her by her late Aunt, and was trusted as being capable of facilitating her purchase of some properties in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

In her words, “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 paid the money to the seller up till today, and never refunded the money to me.”

Latest reports indicate Hon. Ayinla would soon be charged to court.

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