Court Official Bags 7years Imprisonment Over N9.2m Fraud

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Court Official Bags 7years Imprisonment Over N9.2m Fraud


Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday secured the conviction of Mutiat Adio, the former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court.

The judgement was passed by Justice M. O Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday, May 18th, 2018 after the accused was found guilty on one of the two charges levelled against her by the Commission. The count which earns the convict a jail term borders on the allegation of obtaining N9.2 million by false pretence from one Abiodun Olonade, a Nigerian resident in Ireland.‎

The charge reads: “That you, Mutiat Omobola Adio on or about the 19th of December, 2016, at Ibadan within the Ibadan judicial Division of this Honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Nine million and Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N9,200,000,00) only from one Alhaji Yekini Olonade through Kunle Abimbola by falsely pretending that it was part payment of the cost price of a building and land situate, lying and being at plot 10, Block XXLV, Bashorun Estate, Lagelu Local Government Area, Ibadan which you purported to have sold to him.”

Justice Olagunju in his judgement sentenced the accused to 7years imprisonment without the option of fine and also ordered the return of the sum of N9.2m to the victim.

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