A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has sentenced a 51-year-old female banker, Yetunde Adewunmi, to one year imprisonment for conspiracy, aiding and abetting fraud.
Adewunmi was convicted by Justice Peter Lifu on an amended charge brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Ibadan zonal office.
Investigation conducted by operatives of the commission revealed that the convict used her position as an employee of a bank in Ile-Ife to forge two identity cards for one Abayomi Onalaja, a suspected internet fraudster, to enable him collect funds sent by his foreign victims through the Western Union money transfer service.
She was said to have benefited N236,736 from the proceeds of the fraud.
The commission had earlier filed five counts bordering on money laundering against her but later amended them to one count after the convict agreed to a plea bargain deal.
The convict pleaded guilty to the amended charge which the EFCC said runs contrary to Section 27(2) of the Cybercrimes (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015.
The prosecution counsel, Shamusuddeen Bashir, had earlier prayed the court to accept the conditions of the plea bargain, which included restitution of the proceeds of the crime, and confirmed that the EFCC had indeed received the sum.