Tue. Jul 26th, 2022


A Special Offences Court, sitting in the Ikeja area of Lagos, has sentenced a fake Army General, Bolarinwa Oluwasegun Abiodun whose real name is Hassan Kareem Ayinde to seven years in prison.

The fake General was charged by the EFCC on a thirteen-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, forgery of documents, and possession of documents containing false pretence values of two hundred and sixty-six million, five hundred thousand Naira .

In her judgment, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the fake Army General without any option of fine and ordered him to give twenty million Naira to the complainant.

Justice Taiwo said he is also to forfeit four vehicles recovered during a search of his home at 1A Joke Ayo Street, Alagbado Lagos.

According to reports, Mr. Ayinde was convicted following a plea bargain at the proceedings where he admitted to using the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo a.k.a. OBJ to defraud one Mr. Bamidele Safiriyu, a business man to the tune of two hundred and seventy million Naira.

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