An Ibadan-based lawyer, Olawale Ojoge Daniel and his wife on Thursday ignored invitation of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that Ojoge Daniel and his wife, Bola Ojoge Daniel had fled Ibadan over the invitation.
EFCC had in September 8, 2020 invited Ojoge to explain his involvement in series of fraud committed against a real estate firm, Sukazeem Property Ventures Limited.
Also, the Inspector General of Police monitoring team has also invited Ojoge which he ignored, but a top source at the EFCC and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) told our correspondent in Ibadan on Monday that Ojoge may be declared wanted if he refused to appear in their offices.
The petition written against Ojoge tagged; “Petition Against Barrister Olawale Ojoge Daniel” was signed by Alhaji SA Kazeem the Managing Director of Sukazeem Property Ventures Limited on behalf of the company.
Our correspondent gathered that Ojoge had left Ibadan for his Ilesha home town since last year and refused to return home for fear of arrest.
Checks by our correspondent at the EFCC office showed that Ojoge didn’t visit EFCC office on the day of his invite as a source at EFCC said; “we have check all our department documents, he wasn’t here as expected. We have strategy of doing our job. The Commission will ensure we get him to clear himself of the allegations. He is a man of integrity and he won’t allow people to drag him into mud. He is a layer and respected personality,” he said.
•Ojoge and wife
A source closed to Ojoge told our correspondent that; “He knew the EFCC will surely come for him. Since he left Ibadan in December last year, we have not seen him here. You can see his vehicle is dirty which means he has abandoned the car for a while. The man is a serial scammer and he will soon show them in Ilesha,” the source said.
However, his partner in the alleged fraud, Bayo Adeyemo who claimed to have forged a document for the company in a video that went viral on social media has been arrested by the EFCC.
In the video, Adeyemo said; “I am involved in forged documents that we used to give contract to Alhaji Sukazeem. I am making this video to let you know that Alhaji Sukazeem is a fraudulent man.”
Meanwhile the family head of Raji Adepoju in Mokore village, Ibadan Oyo state, Alhaji Mudashiru Amoo Adepoju which owns the said property
warned both Olawale Daniel Ojoge and Adeyemo to desist from blackmailing the family agent, and an Ibadan-based business mogul, Alhaji Sufianu Ayinde Kazeem.
He said the entire family of Adepoju instructed Alhaji Kazeem to ensure he explore all available means to dispose the family land, which he said he adhere to.
In seperate interviews, Alhaji Mudashiru Amoo Adepoju and Alhaji Sufianu Ayinde Kazeem told our correspondent the family terminated the appointment of Ojoge as family lawyer for lack of trust.
But Ojoge through an online publication alleged that Alhaji Zukazeem is a land graber who forged documents for the 14, 672 acres of land belonging to the family.
Ojoge in the story mentioned one Itunnu Blessing Adepoju whose he said had petitioned EFCC over on the matter.
But the family head said the allegations were baseless, misleading, mischievous and libelious to the image of the family agent, Alhaji Sufianu Ayinde Kazeem.