Siblings, One Other Bags 19-Year Jail Term Over N13.5m Fraud


Magistrate Oladele Adisa  of an Oyo state Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Iyaganku sitting in Ibadan on Monday sentenced two siblings; Amidu Amoo (50), his younger brother, Jelili Amoo (37) and Muritala Adeyemi (38) for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N13.5m from an Ibadan-based businesswoman, Mrs Adetoun Oladeji, popularly known as ‘For the Mama Ke’ for a landed property situated at Ologun-eru Area of Ibadan.

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The court sentenced the trio that were arraigned on June 25, 2013, on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and stealing, to 19 years imprisonment each without an option of fine for obtaining money under false pretence.

The accused persons, who were arraigned on a Charge delineated MI/765C/2013, however pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them when the prosecutor, Mr Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that the accused persons and others now at large, between 2010 and 2001 at Ologun-eru area, Ibadan, in the Ibadan magisterial district, conspired together to steal.

Fatima Hassan

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