Man jailed for stealing N1m from his employer’s account


A bartender, Godwin Job, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for illegally removing the sum of N1,079,290 from a bank account belonging to his boss, Olufemi Joseph Odusanya.

Kemi Filani News gathered that Job, 35, was sentenced by Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court in a two-count charge bordering on stealing, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 Based on a petition from Odusanya, EFCC charged Job on August 17, 2020, to answer for the criminal allegations against him.
The employer sued the convict of stealing his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card through which he made Point of Sales (POS) activities totalling N1,079,290.

EFCC found that Job made 14 transactions within two hours to evacuate the amount.
His offence was condemned under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
The job appealed not guilty upon arraignment. The Judge, however, held that the prosecution was able to convince the court beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused indeed committed the unlawful act.

He found Job guilty as charged and sentenced him to four years in prison in each of the charges. The jail term will run concurrently from the day of conviction. Justice Taiwo also ordered Job to

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