EFCC: Court Sentence 35yr Old Bartender To 8yrs Imprisonment For Illegal Withdrawal Of Over N1m From Boss’ Account

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*stole his ATM card 

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old bar tender, Godwin Job  to eight years in prison for illegally withdrawing the sum of N1.079 million from his boss bank account.
Justice Bayo Taiwo while delivering his judgement in a two-count charge bordering on stealing, filed against Godwin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office held that the prosecution was able to convince the court beyond reasonable doubt that the accused indeed committed the unlawful act. He then found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to four years in prison in each of the charges, which will run concurrently from the day of conviction. He also ordered that Job refunds the money stolen to his victim.
Godwin, it was gathered was arranged before the court on August, 17,;2020 following an investigations into a petition from his estranged boss,
The two count charge, reads,  “Godwin Job (a.k.a Nifemi) “M’ sometime in August 2019 or there about, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court did steal an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card, property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, and thereby committed an offence Punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000.” “Godwin Job (a.k.a Nifemi) “M’ sometime in August 2019 or there about, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court did steal the sum of One million, Seventy Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety Naira (N1,079,290), the property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38 Law of Oyo State 2000.” Odusanya in his petition accused Job of stealing his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card through which he withdrew cash and made Point of Sales (POS) transactions totaling N1,079,290. In the course of investigation, the Commission discovered that Job made 14 transactions within two hours to evacuate the said amount from the victim’s account.

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