Nigerian Man Sentenced To 168 Years In Jail Over N2.5Million Fraud

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June 3rd, 2013 – Nigerian Man Sentenced To 168 Years In Jail Over N2.5Million Fraud In Ikeja, Lagos

A one of kind sentencing happened on Monday at an Ikeja High Court in Lagos State.

Olaolu Salau, a popular yahoo boy has been sentenced to 168 years in jail with hard labour for allegedly defrauding a businessman, Solomon Ayoola of N2.5 million.

Below is a detail report from Sahara reporter 

Judge Adeniyi Onigbanjo gave the verdict following a plea bargain between the convict and the Economic and Crimes Commission (EFCC). Under the terms of the bargain, Mr. Salau pleaded guilty to an amended 24-count charge.

In sentencing him, the judge ordered that the convict serve seven years for each of the 24-counts at Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos.

Justice Onigbanjo however ordered that the sentence run concurrently starting from December 11, 2007, the date Mr. Salau was arrested by the EFCC.

In addition to the jail sentence, the convict was also ordered to pay restitution of N2.5 million to his victim. The judge ruled that he must pay the cash within a year of his release from prison.

The court also approved a plan by prosecutors to use Mr. Salau as a prosecution witness against the remaining defendants.

Mr. Salau was originally arraigned with four others on allegations of conspiracy and defrauding Mr. Ayoola at different times to the tune of N2.5 million. The alleged fraudsters reportedly told Mr. Ayoola that they could increase his money by invoking an invisible entity.

According to the charges, dated May 6 and filed on May 7, 2013 by the EFCC, the convict was charged with conspiring with four others with intent to defraud the businessman of various sums between June and November 2006. The offence contravened section 419 of advanced fee fraud and miscellaneous offences. Mr. Ayoola had written a complaint to the EFCC in September 2007.

Prosecutors disclosed that EFCC investigators established that the fraudsters had obtained the sum of N2.5 million between June and November 2006. The findings led to a 24-count charge, one on conspiracy and 23 others bordering on advanced fee fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.

The case was originally handled by Justice Habeeb Abiru. In the course of trial, Mr. Salau, who had been in custody for seven years, wrote to the EFCC to request a plea bargain.

The other three defendants, Akinsowon Olufemi, Adebisi Adewale, and Muyiwa Ayeni have been remanded in Kirikiri Prison until July 22 when their trial is due to resume.

Can you imagine this ridiculous sentence.

What was done to police pension thief who stole billions of Naira.

Wonders never end in this country.

27 thoughts on “Nigerian Man Sentenced To 168 Years In Jail Over N2.5Million Fraud

  1. If the judge think that will stop those mess will find our self na lie ,they should start from politician .how much is that money that you giving that sentence ,ye ye

    • the judge and Nigeria as a country are fucked. what have they done to these politicians? what about the people who stole the jamb money? where they show power is on ordinary Nigerians. One day go be one day with youths, no worry.

  2. when will dis idoity will stop in de hands of judge who sentence a boy 168 yrs in jail and he did not think dat no man last for dat yrs well,dis is a foolishness of some people in dis world we are to day

  3. May god punish dat judge and his generation.bode gorge was given 2yrs 4 $100m,police 25m pension money.no case.168yrs 4 just 2.5m.d laws are not made d rich.

  4. Jezz man,concurrent sentence means dey will run side by side. He has just 7yrs in prison. Stop murdering my profession abeg!!!

  5. Stupid judicial system.
    How about the stupid politicians who stole in billions?

    Yeye Judge Adeniyi Onigbanjo- ole judge! You better find another job to do cos you ain’t doing well in this career- you are a curse!

  6. This judge is an idiot, can he swear that he nerver receives bribe before? you fool will now be judging hungry poor youth. Then, what will you senttence Alameisgha , the bayelsa thief and ex-governor to. infact you are a disgrace to law society.. I am encouraging fraud whatso ever , in judging people , you will consider contributing factors, which is poor economy, lack of job and bad leaders in Nigeria.

  7. It’s not fair, even an EFCC officer dey corrupted let alone dis. Him go die for 168 yrs with hard work aaaahhhaaaahhh. GOD DEY…..

  8. what the hell is hapening in this countyr??…sending a young person to 168 years imprisonment??…meenn…,no matter how much he stole or defrauded from someone,it dosen’t worth it at all.

  9. Thunder kill dat judge…wat dd dey do 2 bankole…stupid pple wit poor mentality..God will send u 2 hell 4 ever..

  10. This is killing am ant with a sledge hammer. I think he just has seven years to serve since ‘t will run concurrently.

  11. that’s rubish, he is not d ist nor d last, didn’t he deserve ”go and sin no more” or is it b/c he is not a politician? Pls let tell ourself d trut, when a poor man comit crusify him, Crusify him. But when reach man sin, go and sin no more, 4 d same offence. Guy u try, i dey by ur side god go see u tru.

  12. If u consider 168yrs as jail term to be 2 much for a person dat defrauded 2.5m den wat wil u say concerning som1 dat sin against God 4 30yrs and died then wil be punishd in hell 4eva,day nd night. Wil u cal dat justice on the part of God who is love?

  13. Dis is too much. What law of the country permits such terrible judgement? I think dat d judge too needs to be probed for giving dis type of judgement, I suspect he is judging d offender n not the offence

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