Court Hands 266-Year Jail Sentence To Woman

266 Year Jail Sentence

A female staff of a popular eatery has been charged and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment by an Ogun State High Court on Wednesday, April 23rd.

A statement signed by the Head, Media & Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, said the court found the convict guilty on all the 34 count charges as was convicted.

The Chief Judge of the High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, Justice A.A Akinyemi, sentenced the employee, identified as Oluremi Olayinka, for stealing a sum of N8million belonging to her employer.

The Judge stated that “the offence is contrary to sections 390 (6) (7) (8), 467 and 468 respectively of the Criminal Code Law Cap 29,” Laws of Ogun State.

According to the statement, “she was sentenced to seven years on each of 30 counts and 14 years on the remaining four charges. The sentences are to run concurrently”.

Additionally, Justice Akinyemi ordered the return of the stolen money in restitution to her victim.

Olayinka was charged before Justice Akinyemi on May 13, 2014 following a petition, alleging that she stole the sum of N8m which she received on behalf of her employer.

When she was confronted with the allegation, she admitted the crime, only to dramatically plead not guilty upon arraignment.

The EFCC however, presented four witnesses and tendered sixteen exhibits to prove the case against her.

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