A female candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was reportedly detained by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on charges of obtaining about N142 million from a businessman under false pretense. The female politician was later identified as Oluwametomi Adetokunbo Adisa who fraudulently obtained the sum of N142,029,000 from Alhaji Isa Bello.
The EFCC press statement reads below:
“A House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Miss Oluwametomi Adetokunbo Adisa, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N142, 029,000 (One Hundred and Forty- Two Million, Twenty- Nine Thousand Naira only) from one businessman, Alhaji Isa Bello, by false pretence.”
According to media reports, the 37-year- old suspect obtained building materials worth N142 million from Alhaji Bello, while pretending to be servicing a supply contract she had with a construction company. The materials allegedly comprised 9,900 bags of cement, 381 tonnes of imported iron rods and 468 tonnes of local iron rods.