One of Oyo State’s likely contenders for the governorship election come 2019, Zacchaeus Adelabu, a former commissioner for Finance under the incumbent governor, Abiola Ajimobi is presently not in a joyous mood!
Reason for his sad mood was how his vacation in Dubai was cut short by his former boss, Gov Abiola Ajimobi. It was gathered that while cooling off and strategizing on his political next move in Dubai, the Governor called his to hurriedly come back home to bail him out of an embarrassing situation.
The embarrassing situation was said to have been the arrest of Governor’s inlaw, Kolapo Kola-Daisi by the EFCC. Kolapo, the last child of Ibadan business mogul, Chief Kola Daisi, was said to have been arrested and detained by EFCC following a hint from unknown sources who alleged him of fraud as regard a contract secured while Zacchaeus Adelabu was the commissioner for Finance. The financial institution allegedly used in facilitating the fraud is said to be Heritage Bank.
Kolapo who is married to Bisola, Gov. Ajimobi’s daughter was alleged to have used his company, Strand Capital Partners Limited to secure a contract from Oyo state government but information has it that the project wasn’t executed to completion but abandoned and he received full payment for the contract from the state government. The project was said to have been secured during the first term of Governor Ajimobi.
Aggrieved citizens of the state was said to have reported the case with evidence to the EFCC. Insider revealed that Kolapo was sent an invite by the EFCC but he didn’t show up and was later picked, arrested and detained in Abuja office of EFCC for about 4days before Zacchaeus Adelabu came down from Dubai to explain his involvement in the deal and later stand in for Kolapo Kola-Daisi on the case.
While investigation was ongoing, Heritage bank was said have been hugely mentioned as the bank used by Kolapo Kola-Daisi to perpetuate the ugly deal. It was gathered that some executives of Heritage bank were invited and later detained over the case.
Kolapo Kola-Daisi who is known for living quite social life while trying to live with his ‘Thorn in the Flesh’ wife, Bisola who gulps alcohol as if it’s her life support liquid, has been released by the EFCC but with a given date to reappear.