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Driver Bags 2 Years Jail Term For Spending N2m Mistakenly Sent To His Account



One Mr Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun has been handed two years jail term for withdrawing and using a sum of N2million mistakenly forwarded to his bank account.

Naija News understands that the said money was erroneously transferred to the commercial driver’s bank account sometime in July 2020.

In his ruling, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State found Oluwasegun guilty of an offence punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with a fine.

Naija News understands that the declaration came to be after the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, January 18, 2021, arraigned Oluwasegun on a one-count charge bordering on stealing before the Ilorin High court.

The charge reads: “That you, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, sometime between the month of July, 2020 and 21st of August, 2020 at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira), property of Sherifat Omolara Sanni, which she erroneously transferred to your bank account 0008383333 domiciled with Guaranty Trust Bank plc, without her consent and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 287 of the same Penal Code”.

The defendant was said to have pleaded guilty to the charge against him when it was read during the court session. However, Justice Oyinloye handed him the two years jail term and ordered him to pay a fine of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

The judge also ordered the convict to repay to the victim the sum of N2million before he finished serving his jail term.

Meanwhile, EFCC has kicked against the bail request of the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
In a fresh court document on Wednesday, the anti-corruption agency urged the court to deny Maina’s bail request in view of his past actions, Naija News reports.

Source: Naija News

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