Court Sends Osun Prince To Prison for Defrauding Victim N9.8m

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An Osun Prince, Adekunle Oyinlola has been sentenced prison by a judge in the state.

He was sentenced without option of fine on three counts of conspiracy between the defendant and three others at large.

The sentencing was delivered by Honourable Justice Peter Lifu of the federal Court in Osogbo.

He was convicted in a case Charge Number FHC/OS/42C/2012: FRN v Prince Oyinlola Adekunle and instituted by the Nigerian and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Osun State Command

He was charged court by the NSCDC for defrauding Mr. Solagbade and other unsuspecting members of the public of the sum of N9,820,000 under the false pretence of registering them as patent right holders of Comandclem Nigeria Limited.

According the charge sheet, the offence is contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

The prison terms for the counts are: one-year imprisonment without the option of fine for Count one, two years imprisonment without the option of fine for the second count while one-year imprisonment for the third count and the prison terms are run concurrently.

The court also ordered the auction of vehicle registration number BDG 575 AG be supervised by the court and the proceeds of the sale to be paid to the victim.

Reacting the court judgement, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Abdulkadir Sulu maintained that acts of fraud and scam should be shunned by Nigerians.

He also explained that only righteousness, sincerity and honesty promote a nation.

He advised citizens be loyal in their relationship, business and any other act that promotes development.