- A 45-year-old driver has been sent to a two-year jail term by Ilorin court
- Adetunji Oluwasegun was convicted of spending N2 million sent into his bank account in error
- Justice Sikiru Oyinloye also mandated Oluwasegun to restitute his victim the sum of N2million before the end of his jail term
Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, a 45-year-old Ilorin-based driver, has been jailed for two years after he was found guilty of spending N2 million "erroneously transferred into his bank account."
According to a statement issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, January 21, the convict received a bank alert of N2million which was sent into his account in a transactional error by one Sherifta Omolara Sani.
Oluwasegun, however, did not inform the bank. He instead spent the money, leading to his arraignment before the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, delivering the judgement, said the offence contravenes section 286 and punishable under section 287 of the penal code.
The judge ordered that Oluwasegun be jailed for two years with a fine of N200, 000.
After the defendant pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge when it was read to him, the judge also ordered him to restitute his victim the sum of N2million before he finished serving his jail term.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that EFCC told the trial court sitting on the corruption case of Abdulrasheed Maina to deny him of his bail request.
Maina, through his lawyer, had appealed to the court for clemency in terms of bail, citing deteriorating health conditions.
Explaining why the court should deny Maina another bail, EFCC said the former PENCOM boss is planning to travel to the US where he and his family are citizens, The Punch reports.
The anti-graft commission reminded the court that Maina evaded bail in the first place and ran to Niger before being arrested and brought back to Nigeria.
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