Former Local Government Chairman Sentenced To 6-Years In Jail For Fraud

Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo, former chairman of Orolu LGA of Osun state, was yesterday convicted and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for corruption.

Ojo, who was persecuted at the Osun State High Court, Ede by the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC, was found guilty on two of the three count amended charge filed against him.

Justice David Oladimeji sentenced him to three-year jail term on each of the two counts,to run concurrently.

Ojo, was first arraigned before Justice F.E. Owolabi of the Osun State High Court on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 on a three count charge bordering on stealing, using position for personal gratification and money laundering.

One of the charge read thus;

that you Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo (Carrying on Business under the name and style of Rulekal Ventures) and others at large sometimes in December 2006, with intent to defraud fraudulently converted to your own use the sum of N22m worth of property of Orolu LGA of Osun State entrusted to you whilst you were its Executive Chairman.

Ojo, was however discharged on a third count of money laundering.

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