A prominent Lagos-based civil rights attorney and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, was arrested yesterday afternoon at his Lekki office by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Commission is accusing Mr. Adegboruwa of obtaining money under false pretence by knowingly dealing in renting out a forfeited asset without due authorization. 

Adegboruwa reportedly conspired with some other persons to lease a property situated at House 105 NICON Town Estate, Lekki Lagos, to one Shelf Drilling Nigeria Limited at the sum of N61, 631,944.65. The said money was credited to his Zenith Bank’s account, from where he disbursed the funds to others including churches. 

EFCC officials said the legal practitioner acted illegally by leasing out a property which is a subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order by a Lagos State High Court. 

Mr. Adegboruwa, who also a vocal critic of the Nigerian government doubles as a lawyer to wanted Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo aka “Tompolo.”.

An  EFCC source said Mr. Adegboruwa will be charged to court as soon as possible.


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