$350,000 Fraud: Abidemi Rufai Denied Bail

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma, on Tuesday, gave an order that Abidemi Rufai should remain in detention.

Mr Rufai, who is an aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, is currently enmeshed in $350,000 COVID-19 unemployment fraud in the United States.

His bail was denied following a move by the government for “a stay of the release order.”

The United States District Judge, Benjamin Settle, has however, granted the government’s motion to stay release of Mr Rufai.

“The release order is stayed, and the defendant shall remain in custody pending this Court’s decision on the government’s motion for review,” a court document obtained by PREMIUM TIMES read.

This newspaper earlier reported that the United States Department of Justice raised the alarm that the surety provided by Mr Rufai is a suspected fraudster.

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