#InCaseYouMissedIt: Why MKO’s wife, Doyin Abiola was arrested for fraud

by Oke Efagene


Doyin Abiola (1)

Doyin Abiola, the former Managing Director of the defunct Concord Newspapers and wife of late politician and presidential candidate, MKO Abiola, has been arraigned for fraud before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

According to a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Isintume-Agu, the Financial Malpractices Investigation Unit (FMIU) of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) said between 2006 and 2008, Abiola, as the Director of Integrated Microfinance Bank granted herself without collateral and approval from the management, the sum of N26,611,246.48.

Abiola is one of four Managing Director or Directors that were arrested and charged by the SFU.

According to reports:

The others are Akinteye Simon Ademola, Dr. Jerry Orimovuohoma and Oladapo Bello.

The SFU said the four officials of IMFB unauthorized credit facilities to the tune of N327,566,000 to themselves and other related companies without collateral and that the loans are still outstanding. In the forensic investigation conducted by FMIU of SFU, the Directors were found wanting in the discharge of their duties while on the Board of Integrated Microfinance Bank (IMFB).

 Ademola of Plot 7, block 90, Mobolaji Ogunde Crescent, Magodo GRA Phase 2, Lagos converted the sum of N131.176 million to his personal use without approval.

Orimovuohoma of 129B Oba Ladejobi Street, GRA, Ikeja granted unauthorized credit facility to the tune of N29,200,000.00 to himself without collateral.

Bello of 23/25 Ijora Causeway, Ijora, Lagos recklessly granted the sum of N3,200,000.00 to himself without collateral.

“The bank liquidity was greatly affected with the sum the directors took,” the statement said. The case comes up at the Federal High Court on December 10.

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