TETFUND Contractor Bags 6 Years Jail Term
Justice Akin-David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State has convicted and sentenced one John Ojekorede Ojemuyiwa, and his company, Digitpro Engineering Technology Limited to a six- year jail term on two counts of an amended three count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The convicts who were arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC, on Monday, April 3, 2016 were were charged with stealing and giving of gratification to public officers over a TETFUND contract for the construction of an amphitheater at the Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun.
Justice Oladimeji in his ruling found the convicts guilty on counts one and three and sentenced them to three years imprisonment each on the two counts. The Sentencing is to run concurrently.
Ojemuyiwa’s journey to the prison followed a petition to the EFCC sometime in April 2016 by the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun, alleging fraudulent conversion and diversion of N300m TETFUND approved for sundry projects at the Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun.
One of the charges against them reads: “John Ojekorede Ojemuyiwa and Digitpro Technology Ltd., sometime in February 2014 at Ila Orangun within the Osogbo judicial division, corruptly gave the sum of N43,093,694.36 (Forty Three Million, Ninety Three Thousand, Six Hundred and Ninety Naira, Thirty Six Kobo) to members of Governing Council, Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, through one David Olayinka Olajede of De Capstone Ltd on account of the award of contract worth N228,298,302.00 (Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Two Naira) and the over payment of mobilization fee to you by the Governing Council and the Management of Osun State College of Education”.
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