EFCC: Court Jails Female Banker For Fraud

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 51-year-old female banker, Yetunde Iyabo Adewunmi to one year imprisonment for conspiracy, aiding and abetting fraud.
The female banker arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office  was convicted of the one-count amended charge instituted against her.
EFCC investigation 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 and benefited N236,736 (Two Hundred and Thirty Six, Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Naira) from the illegal dealings.
The amended charge professed her guilty of an offence contrary to Section 27(2) of the Cybercrimes (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015.

EFCC 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.

She however  pleaded guilty to the charge and was accordingly convicted.

Justice Peter Nifu in his judgment sentenced the fenale banker to one year imprisonment .
Based on the findings, the Commission earlier filed against her a five-count charge bordering on money laundering, but later amended it to a 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.

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