A middle-aged man whose name was given as Ogundiran Tosin Iyanu has been sentenced to four-months imprisonment after he was convicted of fraud charges levied against him.
Justice P. I. Ajoko of the Federal High Court in Ibadan on Tuesday, March 12, sentenced the convict to prison after he was found guilty of the one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Naija News reports that the convict had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was arraigned before the court on December 16, 2018, but later changed his plea to guilty.
The charge reads: ”That you Ogundiran Tosin Iyanu and Ayomide Balogun (at large) on or about 5th of April, 2018 at Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N282, 500 only from Adeyemi Adejumo, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code Act, cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”
The judge convicted and sentenced the defendant to four months imprisonment with effect from the date of his arraignment after considering the merit of the charge and the supporting evidence as presented by the prosecution counsel, Sanusi Galadanchi.
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