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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Barman imprisoned for eight years over theft

Barman imprisoned for eight years over theft

Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old bar attendant, Godwin Job to eight years imprisonment for illegally withdrawal of N1,079,290 (One million, Seventy Nine

Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety Naira) from a Fidelity Bank account belonging to his boss, Olufemi Odusanya.

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.

A statement by the Head, Media & Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren noted that the Commission arraigned the convict on August 17, 2020, to answer for the criminal allegations against him following 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.”

The charges are: “Godwin Job (aka 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 (aka 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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