Police rescues woman from her abusive husband in Ibadan

Nigeria Police help a women threatened by her husband leave her matrimonial home.

ficers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have assisted a wife in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in moving out of her home after she was threatened by her husband with a machete.

The wife had made a distress call to the Police on Sunday, concerning the incident. She also requested Police protection to enable her move her belongings out of the house.

A team of policemen was immediately dispatched to her home and the incident was brought under control.

Although, the identity of the couple was not revealed by the Police, ACP Yomi Shogunle directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to provide security for the wife, and she is now in a “safe place”. A case of “threat to life” has been recorded against the husband.

Should the police be involved in more civil cases like this one?

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Video: Ibadan man beats pepper seller wife, daughter in public

With the increase in cases of domestic abuse, the law needs to step in to better protect victims of such acts.

When we say ‘deadbeat dad,’ Rapper Drake and Wizkid probably come to mind as infamous examples, but a cursory look around your Nigerian environment will show receipts that there might be a deadbeat dad in every 20 homes.

This time, a deadbeat dad has publicly beaten his pepper seller wife and daughter black and blue, in Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State. The woman is the breadwinner of the family and she had been frustrated by her marriage before this fateful morning.

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A Nigerian journalist named Adeoye witnessed the incident posted the following account of the event on her page, “This morning, I woke up to go and buy something outside from a woman that sells pepper in Ibadan, Ojoo area.”

“I got there and lo and behold, I met the woman’s husband beating her blue-black even with her children crying and the firstborn, a female, was beaten by the same man. I was confused cos I don’t interfere in relationships (bf &gf) not to talk of marriage wey pikin don enter. The funny aspect is it’s this woman that pays the rent, feeds her children and pays for their school fees.

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“She goes to farm around 5 am, comes back around 9 am, shuffles and arranges her market, hawks and comes back 7 pm latest. Cooks for the fool that didn’t drop #10, according to her, and still beats her.

“She was still complaining to me, last night, but I told her to calm down because on a norm, before now, I don’t interfere in their troubles, but this is just too much and the man was even telling the people around to go and call anybody that he is above the law. lol, funny fool.

“I’m just confused and please is this marriage thing by force? Since she’s the one feeding the children and paying rents, what’s the need of dying untimely? God, please help this generation.

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“For people that said why didn’t yet separate them, mind you, we did. The stupid guy even pushed a very old woman to the floor.”

What can be done to help reduce cases of domestic violence?

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Deadbeat man publicly beats his wife and child in Ibadan . . A pepper seller was, this morning, publicly battered by his deadbeat husband, who also extended his rage to their daughter, in Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State. . . According journalist Adeoye, who witnessed the incident, the lady is the breadwinner of the house. From the video, the man was accusing her of talking to him anyhow. In a post on her page, Adeoye said: “This morning, i woke up to go and buy something outside from a woman dat sells pepper in ibadan ojoo area. . . I got there and lo and behold, i met d woman's husband beaten her blue black even with her children crying and the first born, a female, was beaten by the same man. . . I was confused cos i don't interfere in relationship (bf &gf) not to talk of marriage wey pikin don enter. The funny aspect is its this woman that pays the rent, feeds her children and pays for their school fees. . . She goes to farm around 5am, comes back around 9am, shuffles and arranges her market, hawks and comes back 7pm latest. Cooks for the fool that didn't drop #10, according to her, and still beats her. . . She was still complaining to me, last night, but i told her to calm down because on a norm, before now, i don't interfere in their troubles, but this is just too much and the man was even telling the people around to go and call anybody that he is above the law. lol funny fool. . . I’m just confused and please is this marriage thing by force? Since she's the one feeding the children and paying rents, whats the need of dying untimely? God please help this generation. . . For people that said why didnt yet separate them, mind you, we did. The stupid guy even pushed a very old woman to the floor.”

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A pepper seller was, this morning, publicly battered by his deadbeat husband, who also extended his rage to their daughter, in Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State.
According journalist Adeoye, who witnessed the incident, the lady is the breadwinner of the house. From the video, the man was accusing her of talking to him anyhow. In a post on her page, Adeoye said: “This morning, i woke up to go and buy something outside from a woman dat sells pepper in ibadan ojoo area.

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Deadbeat man publicly beats his wife and child in Ibadan . . A pepper seller was, this morning, publicly battered by his deadbeat husband, who also extended his rage to their daughter, in Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State. . . According journalist Adeoye, who witnessed the incident, the lady is the breadwinner of the house. From the video, the man was accusing her of talking to him anyhow. In a post on her page, Adeoye said: “This morning, i woke up to go and buy something outside from a woman dat sells pepper in ibadan ojoo area. . . I got there and lo and behold, i met d woman's husband beaten her blue black even with her children crying and the first born, a female, was beaten by the same man. . . I was confused cos i don't interfere in relationship (bf &gf) not to talk of marriage wey pikin don enter. The funny aspect is its this woman that pays the rent, feeds her children and pays for their school fees. . . She goes to farm around 5am, comes back around 9am, shuffles and arranges her market, hawks and comes back 7pm latest. Cooks for the fool that didn't drop #10, according to her, and still beats her. . . She was still complaining to me, last night, but i told her to calm down because on a norm, before now, i don't interfere in their troubles, but this is just too much and the man was even telling the people around to go and call anybody that he is above the law. lol funny fool. . . I’m just confused and please is this marriage thing by force? Since she's the one feeding the children and paying rents, whats the need of dying untimely? God please help this generation. . . For people that said why didnt yet separate them, mind you, we did. The stupid guy even pushed a very old woman to the floor.”

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I got there and lo and behold, i met d woman’s husband beaten her blue black even with her children crying and the first born, a female, was beaten by the same man.
I was confused cos i don’t interfere in relationship (bf &gf) not to talk of marriage wey pikin don enter. The funny aspect is its this woman that pays the rent, feeds her children and pays for their school fees.

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I got there and lo and behold, i met d woman’s husband beaten her blue black even with her children crying and the first born, a female, was beaten by the same man.
I was confused cos i don’t interfere in relationship (bf &gf) not to talk of marriage wey pikin don enter. The funny aspect is its this woman that pays the rent, feeds her children and pays for their school fees.

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I’m just confused and please is this marriage thing by force? Since she’s the one feeding the children and paying rents, whats the need of dying untimely? God please help this generation.For people that said why didnt yet separate them, mind you, we did. The stupid guy even pushed a very old woman to the floor.”

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Globally, the victims of domestic violence are overwhelmingly women, and women tend to experience more severe forms of violence. They are also likelier than men to use intimate partner violence in self-defense. In some countries, domestic violence is often seen as justified, particularly in cases of actual or suspected infidelity on the part of the woman, and is legally permitted.

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Research has established that there exists a direct and significant correlation between a country’s level of gender equality and rates of domestic violence, where countries with less gender equality experience higher rates of domestic violence. Domestic violence is among the most underreported crimes worldwide for both men and women. Due to social stigmas regarding male victimization, men face an increased likelihood of being overlooked by healthcare providers.

Watch As Nigeria Breaks Out Of The Normal With First 3D Animation Movie Ever

‘Wedding Party 2’ director, Niyi Akinmolayan has discharged a trailer for his full activity movie, Frogeck, which has its subject set in Ibadan, Nigeria. The mystery discharge is coming couple of days after a Tunisian game studio, Saphir Production marked an organization bargain with Akinmolayan’s Anthill studios. On Monday, November 5th, 2018, Akinmolayan released the trailer of the full animated film on his Twitter handle and YouTube page.

Frogeck recounts the tale of a youthful outsider who was surrendered on a slope some place in Ibadan, Nigeria and how he was found by three children living in a shelter. Frogeck, Nigeria’s first full element enlivened movie is coordinated by Nurudeen Momodu, a CG craftsman and lead illustrator at Anthill studios. The vivified motion picture is booked for December 2019 discharge.

Watch the trailer below:

Niyi Akinmolayan is a Nigerian movie producer, chief and media expert. He is best known for coordinating the highest netting Nigerian movie of all time, The Wedding Party 2, which starred Banky Wellington, Adesua Etomi and Enyinna Nwigwe; it was a continuation of the similarly effective film, The Wedding Party (2016). He is the originator and Creative Director of Anthill Productions, a media generation office. Akinmolayan is from Ondo State, South West Nigeria and is of Yoruba descent. He started a qualification in building at the Yaba College of Technology.

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Toward the beginning of his expert profession, Akinmolayan filled in as a visual architect, web specialist, and as a disciple to Nollywood producers, amid this time, he started to sharpen his aptitudes in video altering, animation, delayed consequences and visual effects. His make a big appearance movie titled Kajola, discharged in 2010, was an analysis in visual effects, but was panned by producers and pundits alike. Akinmolayan had set up his generation organization, Anthill Productions in 2008, which gave the visual impacts to the movie Kajola. In 2014, he coordinated the Nigerian move movie Make a Move which starred Ivie Okujaye, Tina Mba, Beverly Naya, Wale Adebayo, Victor Godfery, Helga Sosthenes and Eno Ekpenyong. The film was designated for the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Movie (Drama).

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In 2015, Akinmolayan additionally coordinated the movies Falling featuring Adesua Etomi, Desmond Elliot and Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Out of Luck which featured Linda Ejiofor, Tope Tedela and Jide Kosoko. The movie proceeded to win Akinmolayan a selection for Best Director at the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and lead on-screen character Adesua Etomi, won the honor for Best Actress at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her job in Falling.

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In December 2016, Akinmolayan discharged a short film titled PlayThing a 3D enlivened motion picture, which was debuted at the FilmOne IMAX film in Lagos to rave reviews. In 2017, his movie The Arbitration featuring O.C Ukeje and Adesua Etomi was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Following the achievement of The Arbitration, Akinmolayan started an opposition on his blog for forthcoming journalists, accepting more than 300 passages, it prompted the creation of the short film Room 315. In 2017, because of the effective gathering of Plaything, Akinmolayan delivered an energized arrangement as a team with FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, titled “Adventures of Lola and Chuchu”.

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DILEMMA!!! Confusion everywhere as Father cancels daughter’s Wedding without notice

Tension arises in Oyo State capital, Ibadan on Saturday as a wedding ceremony between Oluwaseun Adugbe and her fiancé, Tunji Curtis,came to a dramatic end as the father of the bride suddenly called off the wedding few hours to the commencement of the ceremony.

According to the reports gathered on Sunday, it was revealed that the bride’s father, Mr Adugbe, a native of Edo State was said to have announced that the wedding would no longer hold and directed her daughter to return all the things brought by the groom’s family to them immediately without giving any reason.

The wedding was supposed to hold at Mr. Adugbe’s house located at Oshodi area, Felele Rab, Ibadan. Members of the groom’s family, who had arrived from Lagos in the early hours of Saturday, were said to have been left in shock and could not understand why the family of the bride would cancel their daughter’s wedding without any prior notice.

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They were said to have been told that the wedding could no longer hold and that all preparations should be suspended. The father insisted that no marriage ceremony would hold in his house and that he would not be a party to the union. The bribe and the groom, according to reports, have been dating for about five years and their relationship has produced a four-year child.

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When pressed by Tunji’s family for reasons for his would-be father-in-law’s actions, it was said he had accused Tunji of failing to honour a meeting with other members of the family on Friday, a development, which left them with no option than to cancel the wedding.

Tunji arrived at his fiancée’s family house on Friday evening without any information that his wedding would be called off the next day.

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According to him, he arrived in Ibadan on Friday morning and was asked by the bride’s father to come for what he described as a crucial meeting with other members of the family, but failed to meet up with the 1p.m appointment due to other engagements.

He claimed that he arrived late at his fiancée’s house on Friday, but no one told him the wedding had been cancelled as preparations for the next day had begun.

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He claimed that he had no problem with his fiancée’s father and could not understand why such a drastic action would be taken without his being informed. He added that his wife to-be could not explain the rationale behind her father’s decision.

He said “This is shocking. I don’t believe this is truly happening, because my wife and I had no issues at all and I can’t remember having any issue with her father. In fact, I sent money to her father last week Thursday as part of my contributions towards the wedding,” he said.

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Tunji, who was almost moved to tears while speaking, said no one could explain to him what went wrong as things were still not cleared to him as of the time he was talking.

“I asked my father in-law what went wrong; he told me that I failed to honour a meeting yesterday. I tried to explain to him that I was extremely busy making sure that everything was in place so that we could have a smooth celebration.

“Right now, I just want to forget about this drama and cool off. I will think of the next thing to do when I wake up tomorrow.”

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His elder sister, Abibat said she was disappointed by the actions of the bride’s family.

Abibat said, “You can imagine the excuse that they gave for the cancellation of the wedding. I have never seen any family that is as irresponsible as this. I don’t blame them; I blame our son, who took the wrong step. The wedding is over and we will be going back to Lagos anytime from now.”

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Another member of the groom family, Olayinka Ogunbajo, who brought the wedding cake from Lagos, said the family members met the father of the bride on their arrival from Lagos with the cake, saying “the father told us where we would keep the cake on Friday. He welcomed us heartily into his house and there was no reason for us to think otherwise. On getting here this morning, we were told that the wedding had been called off. I am speechless”.

Residents and other well-wishers who later learnt about the cancellation of the weeding said that they were also surprised to learn of the sudden change of mind of the bride father.

However, all efforts made by reporters to get reactions from either the bride or her father proved to be abortive as at the time of filling this report on Sunday.

Ibadan is Taxified! Hilarious reactions flood social media. DON’T CRACK YA RIBS

International transportation network company Taxify will be launched in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital today and also in Owerri, the Imo State capital prompting us to take a view at how fans are reacting on Twitter.

The latest development have garnered a plethora of hilarious reactions on Twitter with people making gest of how the residents of the ancient western city and the largest city in Africa will cope with the new technology.

Taxify was founded by Markus Villig (then only 19 years old, a high-school student) in 2013, with a vision to aggregate all Tallinn and Riga taxis into one platform. The service was launched in August 2013 and in 2014 it went on to foreign shores.

In 2017 Taxify launched its services in London by acquiring a local taxi company with a licence to operate, but was forced by Transport for London to shut down its services. Taxify has filed a new licence application with plans to reopen services in London. Following the setback in London, Taxify launched its services in Paris and Lisbon.

In September 2018, Taxify announced expanding into dockless electric scooters and launched them in Paris under the new Bolt brand. Taxify also said it plans to release scooters in several other European and Australian cities where their app is already established, but will also launch in new markets where they’ve been unable to offer ride-hailing services because of regulatory roadblocks, including Germany and Spain.

Without further ado, check out hilarious reactions below:

 

Trip costs & all you need to know as Taxify launches in Owerri and Ibadan today

Ride-hailing service, Taxify has began operations simultaneously in Ibadan and Owerri today, becoming the first top-tier e-hailing service to expand beyond Lagos and Abuja and connect passengers with drivers in these cities.

An e-hailing service like Taxify is simply a cellphone-based transportation app that lets passengers easily, quickly and cost-effectively request for a driver to pick them up almost instantly wherever they are, to take them wherever they want to go.

Taxify has launched in Ibadan and Owerri in response to requests from passengers and drivers, becoming the third and fourth cities in Nigeria that Taxify operates in, in addition to Lagos and Abuja. “After our successful launches in Nigeria’s main centers, expanding to the cities of Ibadan and Owerri is a natural next step for Taxify,” says Uche Okafor, Taxify’s Country Manager for Nigeria.

“We’re looking forward to introducing these cities to safe, reliable and affordable ride-hailing services on demand, and introducing flexible employment opportunities to thousands of drivers and vehicle owners in both cities.”

It’s easy to use: passengers simply download the secure and free Taxify app from the iOS or Android app stores and set up a user profile. When they’re ready to ride, users open the app, set their location and their intended destination. The app will then give a cost estimate for the trip. Once passengers request the ride, the app alerts drivers nearby who accept the ride. Once a driver has accepted the ride, passengers will be able to see their driver’s name, photo, car make and model, and registration, as well as be able to track the driver making his or her way towards them in real time – all of which makes it easy to be sure that they get safely into the correct vehicle with the correct driver.

Passengers can also share their trip details using the “Share your ETA” function on the app, as an extra layer of security. When the ride is complete, payment is made with cash, or via the debit card details the rider entered into the app. Popular trips in and around Ibadan such as UI to Palms Mall, Ring Road will cost between N1400 – N2100, Akobo to Ventura Mall Samonda will cost between N1000 – N1300 and Samondato Cocoa Mall, Dugbe will cost between N700 – N900. In Owerri, Airport to Concorde/World bank will cost between N4000 to N5000, FUTO/Nekede to IMSU/Ikenegbu willcost between N2000– N2500 while Ikenegbu/Wetheral to Egbu/Owerri Mall will cost between N600 – N900. Passengers and drivers can rate each other out of five stars and leave any comments using the Taxify app.

Before Taxify launched in Ibadan and Owerri, customers wanting to use a driver service had to stand on the road, call a taxi and negotiate pricing with them. Passengers would not be able to share their travel details with friends and loved ones or contact the driver in case of forgotten items in vehicles. To celebrate Taxify’s launch in both cities, Taxify will be offering a 20% discount on all fares for the month of October 2018, and passengers can enjoy a free first ride with the promo codes HELLOIBADAN and HIOWERRI when they apply the promo codes using their debit cards. Taxify has already signed drivers up to the platform in both cities, who all receive 85% of all fares paid by passengers – a significantly higher percentage than what drivers using other similar platforms receive.

What’s more, drivers using the platform are their own boss, as they can choose how many hours they drive, there are no monthly dues, and they can work in whichever areas they want to. Drivers’ cars must be a 2003 vehicle model or newer. The car has to be four-door (Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, etc) and must have passed a safety inspection. This means that everyone hailing a ride through Taxify can be confident that they will get to their destination safely and comfortably. Taxify has been hugely successful in every city where it has launched since commencing operations in Nigeria in 2016. Launching in Ibadan and Owerri are particularly exciting for Taxify, because everyone in these cities can now call cost-effective, quick, reliable and convenient rides from wherever they are to wherever they want to be. If you want to become a Taxify driver, you will need a valid Nigerian driver’s license, an Android or iOS smartphone with GPS, and undergo an onboarding/training program.

Buhari negotiates another $6bn with China for road construction

The Buhari-led Federal Government has revealed that it is currently negotiating a loan of about $6 billion with China Exim Bank for the construction of the Ibadan-Kano railway line. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, revealed this at an interactive session with newsmen, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

According to the minister, “We are currently in negotiations with the China Exim Bank to get about $6bn to do (rail lines) from Ibadan to Kano. It is a difficult decision. Why is it difficult? “The money required is about $8bn to do a double track but the Chinese are insisting that they can’t fund the double track.

“They are asking us to do a single track and they want it at Minna so that instead of going from Minna to Kaduna, we should go from Minna to Abuja and then join it from Abuja to Kaduna.

“But there are those who argue that we should not accept that, rather we should tell them (Chinese) to fund it in segments. This, however, does not make economic sense,” he said.

The former governor of Rivers State equally spoke on the approval for waterways security, noting that $195 million had been approved, expressing confidence that it would help reduce crime in the maritime sector.

Amaechi continued, “The Federal Government has approved the sum of $195m to hire an Israeli company to help train our security personnel to help man our water ways.

“Currently there are criminal activities in our waterways which has made it that in some parts of the country, people charge what they call war insurance. “War insurance means that you go to an area where there is (seems to be) war, but you know that there is no war there.

“But in such areas criminal activities are taking place in the water ways. So, with the approval, after we have put the processes in place, we will ensure that there is security on our waters,” he noted.

Former Oyo governor dismiss APC defection reports, determine to pick party’s guber ticket

Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former Oyo State governor,  has denied reports that he plans to dump the APC in order to achieve his ambition of contesting in the state governorship election in 2019.

Alao-Akala, on Monday, left Ibadan for Abuja to submit his governorship nomination forms which confirmed his decision to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APC in the state.

After two meetings between the governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and 26 governorship aspirants of the party on Saturday and Sunday, an report had it that Alao-Akala and some of the other aspirants were uncomfortable with the governor’s body language and that they were considering defecting to other parties.

Alao-Akala was said to have made contact with the leadership of the Africa Democratic Congress in a bid to be the party’s standard bearer for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

But a statement signed by the Head, New Media and Public Affairs, Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, Jeremiah Akande, denied the move, stressing that the former governor was not considering dropping his ambition or dumping the APC.

The statement read in part, “The Media and Publicity Directorate of Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, after a careful study of the said report and unfounded information pieced together in the body of the story.

“Came to a professional conclusion that the idea behind the report was a mere publicity stunt aimed at laundering the image of the political party in question.

“The campaign organisation of Alao-Akala wishes to once again reiterate His Excellency, Alao-Akala’s unshaken commitment and dedication to the ideals of the APC in Oyo State and at the national level and urge his teeming supporters to remain steadfast and resolute in their belief in him, as the journey towards 2019 begins in earnest.”

EFCC close N4.7bn fraud case against former Governor, awaits judgement

The EFCC has closed its case against former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja. Ladoja was charged with N4.7billion fraud before a federal high court in Lagos. He was charged alongside a former commissioner for finance in the state, Waheed Akanbi.

The accused were brought before justice Mohammed Idris on December 14, 2016, for allegedly siphoning and laundering N4.7 billion from the coffers of Oyo state government. Both pleaded not guilty to the eight-count charge preferred against them by the EFCC.

At the resumed trial on Tuesday, counsel to the accused, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika and Bolaji Onilenla, told the court that they intended making a “no case submission” and prayed the court for adjournment.

Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the case until September 27 for adoption of written addresses.

The EFCC had accused Ladoja and Akanbi of converting N1.9 billion belonging to the state for their personal use through a company known as Heritage Apartments Ltd.

Ladoja was also accused of removing 600,000 pounds from the state coffers in 2007 which he allegedly sent to his daughter in London.

In addition, the ex-governor was accused of converting N42 million belonging to the state for his personal use and subsequently used same to purchase an armoured car.

The EFCC added that Ladoja converted N728 million and N77 million at different times in 2007 for his personal use and transferred same to Bistrum Investments for the purchase of a property in Ibadan. The EFCC said the offences contravened sections 14, 16, 17 (a) and 18 (1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.