Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old bar attendant, Godwin Job to eight years imprisonment for illegal withdrawal of N1, 079, 290 from a Fidelity Bank account belonging to his boss, Olufemi Odusanya.
Penpushing reports that Job was convicted by Justice Bayo Taiwo in a two-count charge bordering on stealing, filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.
The Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren in a statement noted that the Commission arraigned the convict on August 17, 2020 to answer for the criminal allegations against him following an investigations into a petition from his estranged boss.
“Job boss had accused him of stealing his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card through which he withdrew cash and made Point of Sales (POS) transactions totaling N1, 079,290, in the course of investigation, the commission discovered that Job made 14 transactions within two hours to evacuate the said amount from the victim’s account.”
“Though he pleaded not guilty upon arraignment, the judge held that the prosecution was able to convince the court beyond reasonable doubt that the accused indeed committed the unlawful act.”
“He then found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to four years in prison in each of the charges, which will run concurrently from the day of conviction, and was also ordered to refunds the money stolen from his boss.”
Penpushing further reports that the charges are: “Godwin Job (a.k.a Nifemi) “M’ sometime in August 2019 or there about, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court did steal an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card, property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, and thereby committed an offence Punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000.”
“Godwin Job (a.k.a Nifemi) “M’ sometime in August 2019 or there about, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court did steal the sum of One million, Seventy Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety Naira (N1, 079,290), the property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38 Law of Oyo State 2000.”
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