Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ex-court registrar jailed thrice for fraud

 A former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Adio has been jailed for fraud.It was the third time the former senior court official was sentenced on fraud charges.

The Nation

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Adio with obtaining money by false pretences and issuing a dud cheque.

She pled guilty and was convicted accordingly.

The Head, Media & Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren said that Adio obtained a 2000 Model Toyota Pathfinder SUV valued at N1,500,000 from one Fabunmi Olatunji Samuel of Fatai Olanrewaju Motors, whom she issued a cheque.

Samuel reportedly released the SUV but the cheque was dishonoured within three months of issuance for in sufficient funds in the account.

Upon arraignment on January 30, 2018, the defendant had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later changed her plea to ‘guilty’.

The court also ordered her to restitute to Fabunmi Olatunji Samuel the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) in addition to the sum of N1,000,000 she had previously paid in restitution to the victim.

Adio has been previously jailed twice for fraud.

On May 18, 2018, she was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for obtaining N9.2 million from one Abiodun Olonade, a Nigerian resident in Ireland, by false pretences.

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