The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a legal practitioner, Barrister Ayodele Owoka, 47, over allegations of bribery. He was arrested on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Commission’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos as he attempted to bribe a team of operatives investigating a case of contract inflation, abuse of office, stealing, embezzlement and misappropriation of funds at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State.
The suspect confessed that he offered the operatives N1.2 Million( One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira) which was allegedly given to him by the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. O. A. Omotosho to bribe the team to soft pedal on their investigations.
Barrister Ayodele confessed that Omotosho gave him a total sum of N1.5 Million (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) but kept N300, 000 for his personal gain and offered the operatives the balance of N1.2Million as bribe.
The suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.
28th February, 2014