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Former Local government chairman will be in jail for 6 years because of fraud

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Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo, an Ex-chairman of Orolu LGA of Osun state, was convicted and sentenced d to 6 years imprisonment for corruption as at yesterday.

The convict who was prosecuted at the Osun State High Court, Ede by the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC, was declared guilty by Justice David Oladimeji on two of the three count amended charge filed against him.

The court accordingly, sentenced him to three-year jail term on each of the two counts. The sentences are however to run subsequently.

The journey to prison began for Ojo following his arraignment 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 that earned him a jail term reads,”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”.

However, the court, however, discharged him on the third count of money laundering.

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