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Family petitions IGP to probe fraud allegations against detained accountant

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The family of detained chartered accountant Ms. Omafume Ayinuola has called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to investigate fraud allegations against her by prominent stockbroker and businessman, Peter Ololo.

Erhievuyere-Dominic Peter, a brother to the detained accountant, filed a petition expressing the family’s concerns. He stated that the family is living in fear for Omafume’s safety and has faced harassment and intimidation. “The actions taken against our family have caused immense emotional and financial distress,” he said. “My sister’s children have no access to their mother, our assets are frozen, our reputation is tarnished, and our family’s future is uncertain.”

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The family urged the IG to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the accusations against their mother, Lydia Erhievuyere, and sister Omafume Ayinuola, to ensure justice prevails and that those who have abused their power are held accountable.

Peter detailed that “Over a year ago, my mother, Lydia Erhievuyere, and sister, Omafume Ayinuola, were falsely accused of fraud by Mr. Peter Ololo of stealing over N1.5 billion.” He explained that Omafume had worked in various companies before joining RSL International, part of the Pine Petosan group, in 2015.

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The allegations against Omafume and Lydia are said to contravene Sections 60 and 358 of the Criminal Code of Ondo State, 2016. During the trial, the prosecution called three witnesses and presented six exhibits, including extra-judicial statements and a medical report. The convict testified as the sole witness.

The victim testified that she was accosted by the defendant while on her way home on the day of the incident.

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