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Witness reveals Fayose’s associate bought N1.3b property in four months

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
02 December 2021   |   4:01 am
A witness, Joanne Tolulope, yesterday, told Justice Chukujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how Fayose’s associate, Abiodun Agbele, had bought property worth N1.3 billion within four months.

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A witness, Joanne Tolulope, yesterday, told Justice Chukujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how Fayose’s associate, Abiodun Agbele, had bought property worth N1.3 billion within four months.

At the resumed sitting yesterday, Tolulope, who was led in evidence by counsel to the prosecution, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that Agbele bought four chalets from her company, Still Earth Limited, between March and July 2015.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, said the witness, who is an in-house counsel for Still Earth Limited, also told the court that the company deals in real estate and also renovates property to meet the needs and expected standards of their clients.

According to her, Agbele had put a call to the company, sometime between March and July 2015 to ask if they had property for sale.

Tolulope said N800 million was deposited by De Privateer Limited into the account of Still Earth Ltd, adding that there was a cash lodgment of N209 million from one Taofeek on Agbele’s instruction.

The case was adjourned to today, December 2, 2021.

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