Man gets four-year imprisonment over fraud


By Charles Akinbode


A federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital has sentenced has jailed a man, Prince Adekunle Oyinlola, to four years imprisonment for fraud.

His sentence is without option of fine.

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Osun State Command, has charged the the convict and three others at large before the court presided over by Justice Peter Lifu.

Oyinlola was convicted in a case with charge number FHC/OS/42C/2012.

The convict was charged to court for defrauding Mr. Solagbade and other unsuspecting members of the public of the sum of N9,820,000 under the false pretence of registering them as patent right holders of Comandclem Nigeria Limited.

According to the charge sheet, the offence is contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

In his judgement, Justice Lifu ruled that the convict will serve one year imprisonment without an option of fine for count one, two years imprisonment without the option of fine for the second count while one year imprisonment for the third count.

The sentences will run concurrently, according to the judge.

Justice Lifu also ordered the auction of vehicle registration number BDG 575 AG to be supervised by the court and the proceeds of the sale to be paid to the victim.


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