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Abidemi Rufai
4 May
Abidemi Rufai, a former senior special assistant to the Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the United States. Rufai acknowledged in the US District Court in Tacoma that he used stolen identities to receive more than $350,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits from Washington state. He also admitted to obtaining…
1 Sep 2021
Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the interim forfeiture of the funds as well as properties traced to the suspended aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Abidemi Rufai.
Abidemi Rufai
24 May 2021
United States authorities said the surety provided by Abidemi Rufai, a former aide to Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun, is also suspected fraudster. United States Department of Justice made the claim in a letter to the United States Magistrate Judge in Eastern District of New York, Ramon Reyes. The Acting U.S. Attorney, Tessa Gorma, said…
18 May 2021
In the early hours of Tuesday, the news of the arrest of Ogun governor's aide, Abidemi Rufai, started trending on social media. He was arrested at the JFK Airport in New York on his way out of the US and has appeared before a court on May 15. He is scheduled for a detention hearing…
18 May 2021
Ogun State governor Tuesday suspended his aide Abidemi Rufai, who was arrested in the United States on Friday for suspected wire fraud. “Our position is that the law should take its course,” said Kunle Somorin, the chief press secretary to Govenor Dapo Abiodun. "“Meanwhile, the governor has ordered his immediate suspension from office to answer…
18 May 2021
A senior special assistant to Ogun State governor has been arrested in the United State for wire fraud, the US Department of Justice said in a statement on Monday. Abidemi Rufai was arrested at the JFK Airport in New York on his way out of the US and has appeared before a court on May…

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