Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was arrested last Friday, May 14 for allegedly committing $350,000 employment fraud in Washington, has been denied bail by the federal magistrate in New York.
Recall that Abidemi was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York while attempting to flee the country. Read Here
His private attorney, Michael Barrows of Garden City, said Rufai’s brother however told the court he could not afford the $300,000 “surety” bond that he would have been required to post to ensure that Abidemi appeared for his trial.
As a result, Magistrate Judge Ramon Reyes ordered Abidemi Rufai to be detained and taken to the Western District of Washington.