Nigerian Jailed 2 Years for Spending Money Mistakenly Transferred to His Account

A 45-year-old Nigerian man, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, has been sentenced to two years in prison for spending N2m naira that had been erroneously transferred into his account.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara High Court, sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, southwest Nigeria, also ordered Oluwasgun to repay the sum to the woman whose money he had spent.

The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, Jan. 18, arraigned Oluwasegun on a one-count bordering on stealing.

The defendant was accused of dishonestly obtaining N2 million from one Sherifat Sanni between July and August 2020

“The amount was erroneously transferred to Oluwasegun’s bank account: 0008383333 domiciled with Guaranty Trust Bank plc, without her consent.

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“He thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 287 of the same code,’’ he said.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Justice Oyinloye found Oluwasegun guilty of the offence and sentenced him to two years imprison with a fine of N200,000.

Oyinloye also ordered the convict to pay N2 million to the complainant before he finishes serving his jail term.

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