I’m innocent, detained lawyer, Adegboruwa, insists
Detained lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has disowned culpability in the fraud case preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement yesterday from his chambers and endorsed by wife, Oreka Adegboruwa, the activist alleged that he was being ‘persecuted’ for antagonising the current administration at the federal level.
“There is no way a criminal case can be maintained against Mr. Adegboruwa as the criminal case upon which the case is based has been dismissed. Mr. Adegboruwa did not collect money for any property but acted as a mediator for settlement and he acted upon the lawful instructions of his client,” the statement read in part.
Operatives of the anti-graft agency had on Monday picked the lawyer from his Lekki, Lagos office, accusing him of obtaining money under false pretence by knowingly dealing in a forfeited asset without due authorisation.
Adegboruwa was said to have allegedly conspired with some persons to lease a property located at House 105 Nicon Town Estate, Lekki Lagos to one Shelf Drilling Nigeria Limited in the sum of N61,631,944.65.
The said money was allegedly credited to his Zenith Bank’s account from where he allegedly disbursed the funds to others who benefitted from it accordingly.