Woman bags 6-months for fraud


Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Folashade Olukemi Adeleke on 2-counts of stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
A press statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday in Abuja, said Adeleke was sentenced to six months without option of fine by Justice O. O. Majekodunmi of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.
The convict, who upon arraignment on November 25, 2016, pleaded not guilty to the charge, was found guilty of defrauding her victim of the sum of N6,750,000 under the guise that she had a four-bedroom bungalow available for sale in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
According to the petitioner, Adeleke converted the money which was paid to her account domiciled in one of the new generation banks personal use the money, instead of transmitting it to the owner of the property.
He said efforts by the petitioner to either have the property delivered or get a refund of the money did not yield positive result.

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