A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola and his mother-in- law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke, were on Friday sentenced to 60 years in prison.
According to a statement issued in Ibadan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, the convicted persons were arraigned before an Ekiti state High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti by the Commission.
The statement also indicated that the Commission stressed that the trio were arraigned on a 12-count charge of conspiracy and stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws Cap 16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
In his judgement, the High Court judge, Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye, ruled that the prosecution team led by Abdulrasheed Lanre suleiman proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and that the convicts had failed to extricate themselves from the self-evidenced proofs before the court.
The convicts were found guilty on all the 12-count charge and sentenced to five years on each count.
The cumulative 60 years prison terms will, however, run concurrently.
During the trial, the EFCC called two witnesses and tendered several exhibits to prove their case.