Oyetunji Solomon, the manager of the Total gas station, Oworonsoki Express-way, Alapere, Ketu, Lagos State, owned by the former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, is currently involved in an alleged scam of several million naira.
SaharaReporters found that Oyinlola, a Total Nigeria PLC licensee, had taken no action to investigate the alleged fraudulent and criminal behavior of his manager.
Solomon allegedly defrauded a businessman, Makinde Olufemi, out of the sum of 5,000,000 N.
Documents seen by our correspondent showed that Salomon obtained the said sum under false pretenses from Olufemi under the guise of a loan facility.
The deal was that the money would allow him to run a supermarket and car wash on the premises but has not reported since 2018.
Solomon was also accused of criminally forging the letterhead of Total Nigeria PLC in his attempt to obtain the 5 million naira from Olufemi.
In a petition addressed to the Lagos State Police Commissioner through his lawyer, Yomi Obafemi, and Associates, the businessman accused former Governor Oyinlola of protecting his employee from a investigation.
The petition read: âThe former governor and Total Nigeria PLC have also taken no significant steps to investigate the alleged fraudulent and criminal behavior of the station’s dealer, Mr. Oyetunji Solomon Adewale, with respect to the station. -service since, by his action, he represented working in the name of one and the other.
“It was also alleged that as soon as this alleged fraudulent behavior by the station concessionaire came to the knowledge of Prince Oyinlola and Total Nigeria PLC following a police investigation into the matter, he was dismissed from employment. haste by Oyinlola and Total Nigeria, PLC, fueling speculation that they were likely aware of the dealer’s alleged fraudulent behavior, although an effort was made to confirm his dismissal.
âAll attempts to involve both Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Total Nigeria PLC in this matter and resolve the fraudulent transaction carried out by the concessionaire have been unsuccessful.
âSolomon knowingly and willfully obtained this five million naira (5,000,000 N) sum under false pretenses from the businessman under cover of a loan facility and said the money would allow him to manage the Bonjour supermarket and the car wash on the premises but has failed to give effect to this transaction since 2018.
“Until this day, the station’s concessionaire – Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the station licensee and Total Nigeria PLC whose header was allegedly forged to obtain the N5 million took no action to bring justice be made in this case and in particular to alleviate the suffering and inconvenience suffered by the affairs of Mr. Makinde who has undertaken to pursue this case to its logical conclusion regardless of the personalities involved.
âMr. Nikita Oluade who participated and facilitated this transaction who is also close to the ex-governor has also done nothing with regard to the case despite the fact that the businessman has spent several sums of money to allow Mr. Oluade to convince the ex-governor to reinstate the concessionaire as his representative in the service station.
All efforts to get Solomon’s reaction were unsuccessful as repeated calls to his two lines indicated that they were not available.