Woman Collapses After Being Sentenced 10Years For Aiding Ajudua To Defraud Ex-Army Chief,Bamaiyi Of $330k

Court registrar collapses after being jailed 10 years for aiding Ajudua to defrauded ex-Army chief, Bamaiyi, of $330k
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Oluronke Rosolu, was yesterday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Ikeja High Court. She was convicted on all the two counts charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences brought against her by the EFCC.
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Rosolu collapsed in the dock as soon as the judge gave the verdict, wailing in Yoruba language: “I do not know anything about the money, what is going to happen to my children.” She has four children as dependants and she is retiring next year after 34 years of active service in the judiciary.
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Rosolu, who is a former registrar to Justice Joseph Oyewole, was tried for aiding Fred Ajudua, a one-time Lagos socialite to defraud Bamaiyi, a retired lieutenant-general, at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons between November 2004 and June 2005. .
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The fraud was perpetrated when Ajudua and Bamaiyi were remanded in Kirikiri Prisons for different offenses. Experts from EFCC and Mrs. Bamaiyi had testified that Rosolu came to the prison during the period to help Ajudua funnel the funds from Bamaiyi. .
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EFCC had alleged that Ajudua had made a false representation to Bamaiyi that the $330,000 was the professional fees for the law firm of Afe Babalola and Co. to facilitate Bamaiyi’s release from prison..

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