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Court Jails Three Over N12. 5 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, December 13, 2018 secured three convictions at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of those convicted is Oluwalusi Kikelomo . She was arraigned before Justice M. G. Umar on a one count charge of stealing and obtaining by false pretence.

Upon her arraignment, Mrs. Oluwalusi pleaded guilty to the charge. And based on a plea bargain arrangement between the prosecution counsel and the defence counsel she was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment. All assets recovered from her as proceeds of crime are to be forfeited to the victim.

The charge against her reads: “That you, Oluwalusi Kikelomo, while being a branch Manager in O- FAGE Enterprise Nigeria Ltd, between February 2017 and October 2018 in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did fraudulently convert to your own use the aggregate sum of N12, 268, 200 (Twelve Million, Two Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand and Two Hundred Naira) only being proceeds from some sale of goods belonging to your employer and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Act CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004”.

In the same vein, Justice Umar also convicted and sentenced one Ezean Chukwuebukai Lawrence to two months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N168,000.00 (One Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand Naira) from the bank account of one Okosun Christiana. The defendant, upon arraignment pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to two months imprisonment and he is to make restitution to the victim.

Also convicted by Justice Umar is Magbo Chukwujekwu Hillary, who was sentenced to two months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N160,000 (One Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira ) from the bank account of one Okosun Christiana. The court also ordered that all assets recovered from the defendant as proceeds of crime be forfeited to the victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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