Babatunde fashola who happens to be the incumbent Minister for works and Housing ,has clarified recent social media reports that he was defrauded of the sum of N3.1million by Yahoo boy.
fashola said he to his neither knew nor trascte any business with the susupect thast involved ior would have led to his being windled
According to further investogations, the amount bneing mentionded wss the worth of Air Mile which the suspect derived from hackinginto his internet axxounts and creating a false identity which he, among other benefits, used to buy first class tickets to various parts of the world.
Malik Wakili was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for pulling an internet scam against Fashola.
The middle aged man, who allegedly impersonated Fashola to steal N3,106,216 was arraigned before a Federal high court in Lagos. Wakili was alleged to have conspired with one Abdullahi Umar, who is at large, “to fraudulently impersonate Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, with intent to gain monetary advantage for themselves
The offence alleged to have been committed by the defendant is contrary to sections 15(2)(a) and 27(1)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and punishable under sections 15(3) and 22(3)(a) of the same Act. He pleaded not guilty to the three counts.