Former Court Registrar Bags Seven Years Jail For Fraud

Convicted: Adio

Mutiat Omobola Adio, a former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for fraud.

Justice O. M. Olagunju found the convict guilty on count one of the two-count charge preferred against her.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal office, on Friday, May 18, 2018, secured the conviction and sentencing of Adio bordering on the allegation of obtaining the sum of N9.2 million by false pretence from one Abiodun Rasheed Olonade, an Ireland based Nigerian.

However, the court dismissed count two bordering on the allegations of stealing the alleged sums on the grounds that she has already been found guilty on a more grievous offence.

Adio was convicted and sentenced to  seven years Imprisonment on count one without an option of fine. The court also ordered that the convict should refund the money she fraudulently obtained back to the complainant.

The convict was earlier arraigned on Friday April 28, 2017 by the prosecuting counsel, Ben Ubi of the Ibadan Office of the EFCC when she pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against her.

The fact that earned her the conviction states that she collected the sum of N9.2 million from her victim as money realized over the sale of a property located at Plot 10, Block XXIV, Bashorun Estate, Ibadan, but failed to provide the title documents of the property to the buyer. All efforts made by the victim to either recover the money or have possession of the property yielded no result.

 

Chinwe Aguobi

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