Kwara director arrested for ‘fraudulent sale of land

393, Adebayo Sanni

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has arrested the Executive Director of Kwara State Harmony Holdings,  Adebayo Sanni, over allegation of fraudulent sale of some landed properties belonging to the state government.

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Sanni, the anti-graft agency alleged, also appropriated some of the properties said to be located at Harmony Reserved Area of Ilorin, and Galadima area of Abuja.

Also embroiled in the scandal are: a close friend of the Immediate past Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Commodore J.A Taiwo (retd) and former People’s Democratic Party chairman in the state, Alhaji  Ishola Balogun-Fulani.

Other beneficiaries, who are still under the investigations of the EFCC, are Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa,  Alhaji Jimoh Oniwa and Mrs. Olapeju Fausat Ogunlade.

Sani was said to have allocated five plots of land in Ilorin and Abuja to himself without following due process.

EFCC claimed that properties belonging to the state were converted and allocated to highly placed individuals, selected businessmen and women and political associates closed to the then government without following the due process.

It said the underhand deals were perpetrated between 2013 and towards the end of the state PDP-led administration.

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