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Fred Ajudua Sent To Jail  print

Published on June 11, 2013 by   ·   25 Comments
•Fred Ajudua

•Fred Ajudua

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja  Tuesday ordered that notorious fraudster Fred Ajudua be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons over a fraud charge filed against him since 2003.

Fred Ajudua has been standing trial before the court over allegations of fraud to the tune of over $1.5 billion but has refused to attend the trial since four years ago after being granted bail by the trial judge, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole.

The judge issued a warrant for his arrest since then but police authorities were unable to produce him in court, prompting unending adjournments in the matter.

Fred Ajudua appeared in court Tuesday with a request for bail since the court had revoked the earlier one he was granted.

Justice Oyewole, however, turned down the hearing of the request and instead made an order that he should be remanded in prison pending the hearing of the bail application.

Making the order, the judge said: “The first defendant ceased to be on bail since December 15, 2006 when his bail was revoked. The case has been held up as the agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria have been unable to execute the warrant of arrest issued on January 24, 2005.

“The first defendant is hereby ordered to be remanded in prison. The Superintendent of Prison shall ensure that the accused is given unrestricted access to medical treatment including being taken to LUTH as an out patient when occasions demand.”

The matter was subsequently adjourned till 24 June, 2013 for the hearing of the bail application.

Ajudua’s name is frequently linked with advance-fee fraud. Ajudua views himself as a sort of folk hero or Robin Hood, getting money out of gullible westerners in repayment for colonial mistreatment.

Ajudua studied law and graduated from the University of Benin, Edo State.

In October 2003, Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that Ajudua had twelve cases pending against him, including an advance fee fraud of 1.6 million Euros and another of $1.5 million, both committed in 2001. He was accused of collecting money from Nelson Allen, a Canadian who lost $250,000. A German was said to have lost $350,000 to him. He was also said to have tricked more than $1.69million out of two Dutch nationals between 1999 and 2000.

In year 2000 he was reported as having served five years of prison at Kirikiri and Agodi.

On 26 July, 2005 the German woman, Frieda Springer-Beck, agreed to an out-of-court settlement after a long series of inconclusive court appearances dating back to 1993.

Ajudua was granted bail to seek medical attention in India on 3 February 2005. Hearing that he was back in Nigeria, the EFCC attempted to arrest him on 20 March, 2007 at a beer parlour in Ibusa. The move was thwarted by armed thugs.

In 2007, the Administrative Panel of Inquiry on Reports of Alleged Corrupt Practices recommended that Ajudua’s wife should not run for political office on the basis of an EFCC report that she had been involved in a conspiracy to obtain $7.85m and N3 million under false pretence and had used money from fraudsters to campaign for election, although the panel noted that there was no direct evidence linking her to the activities of her husband.

—Henry Ojelu

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25 Comments for “Fred Ajudua Sent To Jail”

  1. Prince

    …you need deliverance!

  2. Omo Oba

    Nigeria Judges should also summon the courage to try people like Peter Odili, Tinubu, Dimeji Bankole and the rest of them that have stolen from Nigerians.

  3. tayo

    The Western world and their citizens must pay reparation for several centuries of slavery, colonialism, war of conquest which led to the death of about 100 million black people at any cost even if by fraud. Slavery was nothing but a fraud! Ajudua please continue what you know how best to do00

  4. mr olu

    Not interested joor.. Who cares?

  5. austin

    efcc and the lagos high court welldone!!!’
    great news!!!
    but am not at all fascinated. this is the least of nigeria’s problems. in this country we’ve learnt how innocent nigerians are tasked to pay pump price of fuel arrived at after adding non-existent subsidy runnin into billions of dollars. who among those importers has spent a night at the police station???
    look at all the cases against ex-governors in nigeria?? who has ever been convicted??? the cases are taken seriously only when the political figures are not in the good books of govt. the moment he repents of his political sins the case dies off.
    if this ajudua persecution is the let the westerners know we are fighting crime in nigeria, huuuuu…..!!!!!
    leave this man alone. fix our roads. revamp education sector. give us light. fix nigeria. stop persecution of victims of govt ineptitude. u’ve been quick to tell us that ajudua is a lawyer. check how many graduated with him. those who depend on the system to survive, how have they fared???
    free ajudua. stop hypocrisy!!!

  6. hariet megwai

    pls i beg in . d name of God,d father! Justice olubunmi pls face d important case and leave a man who has never done anything to nigerians! Face d truth and free fred ajudua!.daddy fred,we miss u!.victory % is urs at last!

  7. Fum Kuja Nki Izizi Na Ibusa

    It is regrettably sad that Chief Fred Ajudua will re remanded in prison when politicians and many others are walking freely and enjoying large sums of money stolen. I am convinced that heaters are behind this but he will surely come out a free man. Our ancestors and the entire IBUSA are solidly behind you and we will continue to pray for you…………………Be strong ONWA NA ETILI ORA …

  8. Douglas

    sabi sabi people, mr judge are sure u are the right person to b in that position? no b fraud u take enter, FOOLISH People

  9. Emmanuel Uduaghan

    I agree with you Austin, this is the least of Nigeria problem. The Judge Justice Olubunmi Oyewole is a theif, Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, big name Obasanjo, big name Goodluck aka badluck, big name Emmanuel Uduaghan including all governor, senators, n all politicians. We u all died, u should not be buried but chop into pieces n share to each LGA

    • Yime Afolabi

      Please ooo let this young man go……Justice Olubunmi Oyewole tell me are not a big fool in your life you not see joy for you put him in pain…. you will die if u don’t live Mr fred he is a man of good just tell me that you are in need of help so you can be his house boy they can pay u ok than u doing what is not the best,it will not better for you and ur family ooooo on of ur family will see good u will die u will surfer and die in pain!

  10. I BELIVE HE HIS A WISDOM MAN. I WISH TO BE LIKE HIM IF I GET THE OPPORTUNITY

  11. ogbeni naija

    Executive & white collar criminal, God father of 419.

  12. mr class

    what happened to all the money that was recovered from abacha’s looting?we need a total rehabilitation of our judicial system in this nigeria,u are arrest someone with cases of 17 years old,whY not go after ibb,Alamesia and the rest of them,Let this man be…

  13. onyeoma

    Pls free de innocent man and thick of how 9ji go move forward .9ji governors and senator are duping 9ji money and yet not body question dem, why fred ? Pls mr president talk to de chief judge to free fred and face pple that eat Nigeria money.

  14. bijou

    “The judge issued a warrant for his arrest since then but police authorities were unable to produce him in court, prompting unending adjournments in the matter.” Police authorities over to you.

  15. Ken

    This is why Nigerians can not do business abroad, we have been blacklisted almost in every nation on earth as scammers, fraudsters, and dishonest.

  16. jeffrywilliams

    I am sure the money Fred gave to Judge Justice Olubunmi Oyewole has finished and she want some more!!! hahaha yeye people

  17. Biola Adekunle

    Please let this man go, he has know case to answer, he is not the problem of our dear Nation Nigeria, govt. should focus interest on our major problems that will develop Nigeria……take your law to urselves and the soul called politicians that are embezzling the Nigeria fund.

  18. kola joseph

    Justice Olubunmi Oyewole no get work to do oooo, he want to shine with fred case..God go punish am 1-billion times.

    E no go better foram and his family, FOOL LIKE HIM..politicians don give am money to nail Fred Ajudua but he will surfer more than FRED.

  19. Des Ben

    i am not saying here, i want to support crime or any immoral acts of any sorts committed by any person,no matter what justification the person claims; But why is the same f**kin and useless Nigerian legal system and their idiotic judges have never been able to successfully charged,prosecuted,sentenced,confiscated and recouped ill-stolen public wealth by Nigeria’s political leaders(presidents,ministers,legislators,governors,local govt chairmen etc) ??? The failures of these so called leaders and their high level thiefism or “deadly office robbery” has created more spiral problems like bad transportation problems which causes fatal accidents and deaths daily, failed health systems which are KILLERS rather than savers! ill-equipped schools and shattered educational systems which produces ” illiterate graduates” that are harmful to the society. High level of youths unemployment which causes youth restiveness,violence,insecurity,etc Mass exodus of Nigerians or desperate immigration to foreign countries which is a direct link to poverty and failures of the Nigeria system,etc…. ???? NIGERIA system is really sick if fred Ajudua who didn’t robbed Nigeria or Nigerians is locked in prison while the deadly political criminals who has done more harm to Nigeria and Nigerians through their unending office robbery all walk on the streets freely! They give Nigeria more bad image abroad bcos they create a “scandalous rot” indirectly through their “senseless itching palm” in Nigeria’s system that makes other foreign developed countries looked down on us than Ajudua’s ! ! ! Ajudua is a better criminal that deserves mercy like one of the biblical criminal hung with jesus bcos while most of these “Nigeria political criminals” steal bunk of undeveloped country’s monies(Nigeria) which has serious socio-economic problems that needs urgent fixing, and dumped chunk of it in the developed countries which doesn’t have serious socio-economic problems like undeveloped countries like Nigeria, Ajudua has helped to repatriate and re-distribute revenue to places its most wanted for up-liftment and development…! ! !

  20. ahmed mustafa

    I WILL ADVICE Justice Olubunmi Oyewole TO TRASH OUT THIS CASE ONCE AND FOR ALL.THERE IS NO LIFE IN THIS CASE.THIS FRED AJIDUA OF A MAN HAS CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO SEEING THAT A LOT PEOPLE,NOT ONLY IN DELTA STATE,EVEN IN MY STATE KATSINA,ARE EDUCATED,MARRIED,HAVE SHLETER ,WATER AND GOOD ROADS.A REASONABLE JUDGE SHOULD AS WELL LOOK AT THESE AREAS ONE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF COMMUNITY,STATE AND NATION BEFORE RINGING THE BELL OF JUDGEMENT.FRED AJIDUA IS NOT THE RICHEST IN THE COUNTRY OR IN HIS STATE DELTA AND TOWN IBUSA,BUT HIS PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS WORTH BEEN PRAISED,I TELL YOU,THOUGH AM NOT GOD,BUT EVEN IF YOU SEE HIS WEALTH AS ILL GOTTEN,HE NEVER USED IT FOOLISHLY RATHER HE USED IT TO ELEVATE THE PEOPLES LIVES AND BECAUSE OF THIS,THE MERCIES OF GOD IS UPON HIM AND IF ANYONE DECIDES TO JUDGE HIM,THE HAMMER AND DESTRUCTION OF THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL BE UPON THAT PERSON,THEREFORE,I ADVICE WHOM SO EVER THAT IS BEHIND THIS TO STOP OR FACE THE WROT OF GOD….

  21. ESEOGHENE ENENYE

    TELL ME WHY GOD WILL NOT PUNISH THESE NIGERIAN JUDGES AND THEIR COHORST.HOW CAN YOU SEE A HERO THAT WENT OUTSIDE THE SHORES OF THE COUNTRY TO BRING HIM HAEVY WEALTH OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND YET YOU ARE STILL DISTURBING SUCH A PERSON,WHAT ABOUT OUR GOD CAUSED POLITICIANS THAT HAVE REFUSED TO GIVE US THE BASIC NECCESSITIES OF LIFE,RATHER EMBESEL THE MONEY AND STARTCH THE MONEY OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY,TELL ME JUDGES WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT THAT.I BET YOU ALL GOD WILL JUDGE YOU PEOPLE AND PUNISH ALL OF COME THIS FRIDAY,5TH DAY OF JULY,THIS MUST HAPPEN IN JESUS NAME.

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