Disgraced Court Registrar to spend 7 years in jail for N9.2m fraud

Posted by News Express | 19 May 2018 | 2,198 times

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•Mutiat Omobola Adio


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday secured the conviction of a former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Omobola Adio.

Justice O. M. Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan found the convict guilty on one of a two-count charge brought against her.  The count which earns the convict a jail term borders on the allegation of obtaining the sum of N9.2 million by false pretence from one Abiodun Rasheed Olonade, a Nigerian resident in Ireland.‎

Adio was ‎sentenced to seven years Imprisonment without an option of fine. The court also ordered that the convict restitute the sum of N9.2m to the victim.

The charge  reads: “That you, Mutiat Omobola Adio on or about the 19th of  December, 2016, at Ibadan within the Ibadan judicial Division of this Honourable  court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of  Nine million and Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N9,200,000,00) only from one Alhaji Yekini Olonade through Kunle Abimbola by falsely pretending that it was part payment of the cost price of a building and land situate, lying and being at plot 10, Block XXLV, Bashorun Estate,  Lagelu Local Government Area, Ibadan  which you purported to have sold to him”.

Source: News Express

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