Ogun socialite docked for alleged N35m scam


By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office has arraigned one Mary Maisirat Akerele on a five-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N35.5million before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta.

Trouble started for the 46-year-old socialite, who resides in Aseko area of Idiroko Ogun State, when the EFCC received a petition, alleging she collected the said sum in installments from one Alhaja Oladoja Abike for the purpose of supplying four truck-load of rice from a rice milling company at Bida, Niger state but diverted the funds.

One of the charge reads: “That you Mary Masirat Akerele (trading under the name and style of Goodness of Jesus Global Ventures) on or about the 19th day of September, 2018 at Abeokuta within the Abeokuta Judicial Division of the Honourable Court, fraudulently converted to the your own use the sum of N11 million, property of Fausia…



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