LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Kwara State House of Assembly member-elect, Abdulgafar Ayinla, for alleged involvement in N25 million property scam, forgery and obtaining money under false pretence.
It was gathered that operatives of the Ilorin zonal office of the EFCC effected Ayinla’s arrest.
Ayinla who is expected to be sworn-in on May 29, 2019, it was gathered, had confessed to the crime and admitted that he used the money to finance his electioneering.
The petitioner who resides in the United State of America alleged that Ayinla, a legal practitioner, was introduced to her by her late aunt to purchase some properties for her in Ilorin.
The petitioner who did not want her identity disclosed, alleged that “the lawmaker-elect then sold me another two plots of land, with four bedroom bungalow at window level at Agric area in the metropolis.
“I paid a total sum of N8 million plus N240,000 which Gafar informed me that the seller had received the money but he never paid the money to the seller, up till today. He is yet to refund the money nor pay to the seller.
“My Uncle went to his office several on occasions and did not meet him during one of the visit; my uncle obtained a copy of C of O that has my property addresses, he then contacted the owner’s name on the C of O. Since this incident, Gafar has been avoiding everyone.”
The suspect, according to sources, claimed to have diverted the money for his personal use, promising to pay back the money when he receives his wardrobe allowances.