Lere Olayinka, 47, the spokesman to former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose was arraigned on wednesday by the Nigerian police over an alleged N13.5 million fraud in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, the defendant, of no fixed address, committed the offence between 2014 and 2018 at the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, (BSES) Ilokun in Ado-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant, as a public officer abused his office when he failed to remit revenue accrued to the Broadcasting station to the tune of N13.5 million to the cover of Ekiti State Government.
He also alleged that the defendant, being the Director-General of the Broadcasting station, abused his office when he authorised travelling allowance of N7m in his name for journeys not embarked upon.
Okunade added that the defendant also allegedly stole and converted N13.5m belonging to the Broadcasting Station to his own personal use.