By Evelyn Usman
A Nigerian businessman based in America has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged attempt by an Osun high chief and relation to former governor of Oyo state, (names withheld) to defraud him to the tune of N17 million.
The businessman identified as Frank Oyenuga, in the petition, alleged that the Osun high chief, had on two occasions issued cheques which were discovered to be dud.
He traced the genesis of his ordeal to his quest to establish an industrial village in Ibadan under the umbrella of his registered company, ARTMANCORP, leading to his purchasingÂ some acres of land from one Prince Adegbite at the sum of 14 million.
Trouble however, started, when on returning to Nigeria to inspect the land, he discovered it would not be enough for his business, a development that led him to buyÂ another 2.5 acres from the same person at the rate of N14 million.
Prince Adegbite,Â he explained, had earlier bought the said piece of land together with two office building thereon from theÂ chief.
However,Â after the sale of the property, he said the Osun chief would not vacate the land. Rather, he made overtureÂ that he wanted to purchase the land, a request that was reportedly granted on the basis of some stipulated terms and condition.