The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a 53-year-old civil servant, Oyawoye R. Olajumoke Fafemi, on Monday for allegedly defrauding 23 church members seeking employment.
Olajumoke Fafemi, a staff of the Kwara State Ministry of Finance was reported to have defrauded her unsuspecting victims who are worshippers of the Christ Apostolic Church, Offa, in the state.
EFCC disclosed this via its official Twitter page on Tuesday, the tweet read, “The Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC has arraigned a 53-year old civil servant: Oyawoye R. Olajumoke Fafemi, for allegedly defrauding 23 (twenty-three) church members seeking employment.
“Fafemi, a staff of Kwara State Ministry of Finance, was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ilorin on Monday, September 26, 2022 on four-count charges, bordering on employment and Hajj pilgrimage scam.
“The defendant was accused of collecting various sums of money from 23 members of the Christ Apostolic Church in Offa, Kwara State, under the guise of helping them secure employment in the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and Federal Government Parastatals.
“Investigations revealed that Fafemi issued employment letters to her victims. The letters stated that her victims had been employed by Kwara State Government and Federal Government, with their grades and salaries stated. However, those letters were later discovered to be fake.
Fafemi however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her.
“Based on her pleas, prosecuting counsel, Andrew Akoja, urged the court to give a trial date to enable the prosecution to prove its case. Defence counsel, A.T Yusuf, however, prayed the court to grant his client bail, pending the hearing and determination of the case.
The judge adjourned the matter to November 17 for commencement of trial.”