51-Year-Old Banker Jailed For Fraud In Osogbo (Photo)

A 51 year-old female banker, Yetunde Iyabo Adewunmi, was on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, sentenced to one year imprisonment for conspiracy, aiding and abating fraud.

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Adewunmi was convicted of the one-count
amended charge instituted against her by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, before Justice Peter Lifu
of the Federal High Court 2, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State.

Investigation
conducted by officials of the Commission had revealed that the convict
used her position as a staffer of a new generation bank in Ile Ife, Osun
State to forge two identity cards for one Abayomi Samuel Onalaja, an
internet fraudster, to enable him cash two Western Union transactions
received from his foreign victims.

She was said to have benefited
N236,736 (Two Hundred and Thirty Six, Seven Hundred and Thirty Six
Naira) from the illegal dealings.

Owing to the findings, the
Commission earlier filed against her a five-count charge bordering on
money laundering, but later amended it to one-count after agreeing to a
plea bargain option with her.

The amended charge professed her
guilty of an offence contrary to Section 27(2) of the Cybercrimes
(Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.

She pleaded guilty to the charge and was accordingly convicted.

The
prosecution counsel Shamusuddeen Bashir had earlier prayed the court to
accept the conditions of the plea bargain which included restitution of
the proceeds of the crime, and as well confirmed that the Commission
had indeed received the sum.

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