Abiola Ajimobi Court arraigns man who stole N227,945 from governor's wife

Afeez Ajibola, who works at Grandex Stores has been accused of absconding with the amount.

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An Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court, Oyo State, has arraigned a man, Afeez Ajibola, for absconding with the sum of N227,945 belonging to the wife of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

He was arraigned on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, on a two-count bordering on stealing, according to Punch News.

Kola Olaiya, the police prosecutor revealed that the accused committed the crime on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Grandex Stores, Palm Màll, located at Ring road, Ibadan.

He said, “The Supervisor, Mrs Adetoun Adigun, said she used to remit everyday’s sales money to the bank as a routine, but on November 25, she sent Ajibola instead.

“Adigun said she sent Ajibola to remit the sum of N227,945 to the stores account at the bank on her behalf, being sales money of the previous day, November 24.”

Following some inconsistency, Florence Ajimobi, the director of Grandex Stores requested the supervisor to bring in all the bank tellers used in remitting money into the company's account.

This was when it was discovered that the accused had refused to render payment into it.

“On December 2, Grandex director, Mrs Ajimobi asked Adigun to bring all the tellers with her after discovering that November 25 teller was missing.

“Adigun called Ajibola on his cell phone to bring the money and it dawned on Mrs Adigun that Ajibola did not pay any money to the shop’s account," Olaiya added.

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Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Ajibola maintained his innocence in the matter.

Munirat Giwa-Babalola, the Senior Magistrate at the court granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.

The case has been adjourned till February 2, 2016, for further deliberation.

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