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Gombe man bags jail term over N2m fraud



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Gombe Zonal office, Wednesday secured the conviction of Olorunlagba Kehinde Abayomi over N2m criminal breach of trust.

Abayomi was made to appear before Justice Beatrice Lazarus Iliya of Gombe State High Court.

EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale said this in a statement to TIMELY POST in Abuja.

The count charge read: “That you Olorunlagba Kehinde Abayomi sometime in April 2018, at Gombe, Gombe State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court , did dishonestly misappropriate the sum of N2,000,000( Two Million Naira only )property of one Olusoji Onile which was meant for palm kernel business, which you dishonestly converted to your own use, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 312 of the same code”.

Also, when the charge was read to the convict, it was gathered that he pleaded guilty to it.

Prosecution counsel, G. I. Ndeh, therefore, applied to the court that the defendant be convicted and sentenced accordingly; he also informed the court that the amount in question was recovered in the course of investigation.

Justice Iliya convicted and sentenced him to pay the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira N100, 000.00) as fine.

TIMELY POST learnt that trouble came for Abayomi , when some petitioners alleged that they had an agreement to go into an agro business with him, and upon their agreement, they transferred the sum of N2,000,000.00 into the convict’s bank account domiciled in Access Bank, for the purpose of buying palm kernel.

But Abayomi refused to remit neither the capital invested nor the profit, despite several efforts made by the petitioners.