Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a lawyer, Adeola Adeyanju, for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N928 million. The suspect allegedly forged the payment mandate of the Ministry of Environment. The suspect was said to have moved the said amount from First City Monument Bank where the money had been domiciled with his Zenith Bank’s personal account.
Onyechi Ikpeazu, counsel of the accused, claimed that the detention of his client was a violation of his human rights, stressing that the suspect was suffering from a strangulated hernia.
Osuobeni Akpors, who opposed the bail application, noted that the suspect had allegedly been a serial offender and that if granted bail, might abscond. He said the accused had earlier been convicted in another High Court but has shown no sign of remorse.