The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, have arraigned a woman identified as Mary Akerele before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta, on five counts bordering on stealing to the tune of N35,520,000.

The EFCC zonal spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, mentioned in a statement that it all started when the 46-year-old socialite, who is a resident of Aseko area of Idiroko, Ogun State.

when the commission received a petition alleging that she collected the said sum in installments from one Alhaja Abike Oladoja in order to supply to four full truckloads of rice from a milling company in Bida, Niger State, but allegedly diverted the funds.

One of the charges read, “That you, Mary Masirat Akerele (trading under the name and style of Goodness of Jesus Global Ventures), on or about the 19th day of September 2018 at Abeokuta, within the Abeokuta Judicial Division of the honorable court, fraudulently converted to your own use the sum of N11m only, the property of Fausia Abike Oladoja, thereby committed an offense of stealing contrary to Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 30, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.”

The woman pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her hearing.

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