A human rights group has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the newly appointed Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi on charges of alleged fraud.
The group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice(CHRSJ) said further that the allegations of forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining of N400 million against Ogunwusi should be investigated by the EFCC.
The CHRSJ expressed the sentiment via a letter written by its Chairman, Mr Adeniyi Sulaiman to the Chairman of the EFCC.
The letter reads:
“We wish to refer the Honourable Chairman to the contents of a weighty petition involving various acts of criminality namely forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining the sum of N400m by false presence levied against the above named person.”
“We also refer the chairman to the EFCC’s letter dated 17th September 2015 to Principal Partner, Olawoyin (Legal Practitioners) and a letter dated 23rd September 2015 from Olawoyin & Olawoyin (Legal Practitioners) to EFCC on the same subject matter.”
“In view of the foregoing. We hereby request your commission to prosecute immediately upon the receipt of this letter.”
Ogunwusi’s appointment as Ooni of Ife was announced by Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola in October.