EFCC arrests Lagos lawyer, Adegboruwa for N61m scam

Edun Adegboruwa

Edun Adegboruwa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a top Lagos-based lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, for an alleged N61m scam.

The agency made the statement on it’s official Facebook page, it reads,

“Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, Lagos lawyer, has been arrested by operatives of the EFCC for dealing in a property which is a subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order by a Lagos State High Court without due authorization.

“He allegedly conspired with some other persons to lease the property situate at House 105 Nicon Town Estate, Lekki Lagos, to one Shelf Drilling Nigeria Limited, in the sum of N61,631,944.65. The said money was credited to his Zenith Bank’s account, from where he made disbursements. The matter will soon be charged to court”

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The Lagos lawyer who is representing a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Robert Azibaola, over a $40m pipeline contract scam trial.

Adegboruwa is also the counsel for ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo. He had in the past challenged the EFCC, one of note was the suit he filed against the agency challenging the continued detention of Olisa Metuh.

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