A 60-year-old man, Charles Jide-Oni, who claimed to be a professor and lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State,
was arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining money under false pretense and engaging in advance fee fraud.
EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, arraigned the ‘Professor’ before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, the Federal High Court vacation judge for the Southwest zone, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
Jide-Oni’s arraignment was a sequel to the EFCC’s damning findings about the activities of an illegal financial outfit he floated through which he allegedly swindled his victims of several millions of naira.
Some of the victims had earlier written a petition to the Commission which led to the investigations that indicted him in the alleged fraudulent act.
Due to the bail application filed and argued by his lawyer on his behalf, Justice Oweibo granted Jide-Oni bail to the tune of N10 million and two sureties in like sum.