EFCC begins investigation into alleged N150m scholarship fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced an investigation into the allegations of over N150 million fraud involving a former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo; Director, Accounts, Shobaloju Akinwunmi and one Kasali Kamoru Amoo.

They are being investigated for alleged stealing, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of over N150m.

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Investigations revealed that the suspects fraudulently converted the money to their personal use through two companies, Julikam International Limited and Orsimolu Trading Solutions, while also using some pseudo names that benefited from the scheme.

Meanwhile, The suspects had been invited for interrogation by the Commission earlier this month, following intelligence reports received about their alleged involvement in the fraud and they reported to the Commission on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, for interrogation.

While the second and third suspects, Akinwunmi and Amoo, have been granted administrative bail, the first suspect, Oshinowo, remains in the EFCC custody pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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