A stylist, Adekola Adejumo, 22, was on Monday sentenced to one year in prison for fraudulently transferring N29, 000 to his account under the pretence of assisting online registration in Ilorin.
The Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, however, granted Adejumo option of N5,000 fine and ordered that he should pay a sum of N29, 000 as compensation to the complainant.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Folorunsho Zacheous, had earlier told the court that one Abdulfatah Atere of Oloje Area of Ilorin reported the case at IGP X-Squad office on Oct. 16.
Zacheous said that on that date, Adejumo of Yerefu compound, Ita-Adu, Gambari Area, Ilorin, was at the complainant’s shop to repair the power steering of a Sienna bus.
He said that the convict offered to assist the complainant to register for Opay company (online commercial transport) through the complainant’s phone.
The prosecutor said that Adejumo told the complainant that he must have money in his bank account before registering for Opay. He…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper