Monday, November 25, 2013

Doyin Abiola, Former Concord Newspapers Boss, Arrested For Fraud

Former Managing Director of the defunct Concord Newspapers, Dr. Doyin
Abiola has been arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for
A statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ngozi
Isintume-Agu said that the Financial Malpractices Investigation Unit
(FMIU) of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) said that between 2006 and 2008, as
a Director of the Integrated Microfinance Bank, Dr. Abiola granted to
herself without collateral and approval from the Management, the sum
of N26,611,246.48.
Dr. Abiola, of 42/46 Moshood Abiola Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos, and wife
of the late Chief Moshood Abiola, is one of four Managing Directors or
Directors of Integrated Microfinance Bank (IMFB) located at 6A Adeniyi
Jones Avenue, Ikeja, who were arrested and charged by the SFU.
The others are Akinteye Simon Ademola, Dr. Jerry Orimovuohoma and Oladapo Bello.
The SFU said the four officials of IMFB unauthorized credit facilities
to the tune of N327,566,000 to themselves and other related companies
without collateral and that the loans are still outstanding. In the
forensic investigation conducted by FMIU of SFU, the Directors were
found wanting in the discharge of their duties while on the Board of
Integrated Microfinance Bank (IMFB).
· Ademola of Plot 7, block 90, Mobolaji Ogunde Crescent, Magodo GRA
Phase 2, Lagos converted the sum of N131.176 million to his personal
use without approval.
· Orimovuohoma of 129B Oba Ladejobi Street, GRA, Ikeja granted
unauthorized credit facility to the tune of N29,200,000.00 to himself
without collateral.
· Bello of 23/25 Ijora Causeway, Ijora, Lagos recklessly granted the
sum of N3,200,000.00 to himself without collateral.
"The bank liquidity was greatly affected with the sum the directors
took," the statement said. The case comes up at the Federal High
Court on December 10

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