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Saskatoon psychiatrist defrauded government to help offset new clinic costs
Dr. Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola, 65, was sentenced to 21 months of jail served in the community, including a 24-hour curfew for the first year.
By Bre McAdam
March 24, 2024

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A Saskatoon psychiatrist will be on house arrest for 12 months as part of his fraud sentence handed down in provincial court.

Dr. Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola must also pay back the $95,708.38 that he defrauded from the Saskatchewan government between 2017 and 2018.

The 65-year-old pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 in December 2023. Last month, he received a 21-month conditional sentence — a jail sentence served in the community on conditions — after Judge Darren Howarth accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence…

Peluola was caught billing the Ministry of Social Services for “fraudulent services” after an investigation began in February 2022. He turned himself in to police last summer and was released on conditions…

At the time, Peluola worked at Victory Medical Associates in Saskatoon. He is also listed as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine…