Woman jailed for defrauding house buyer in Abeokuta

A woman has been jailed for defrauding a willing buyer of a house in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The convict, Folashade Olukemi Adeleke, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment without option of fine by Justice O. O. Majekodunmi of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, had arraigned Adeleke on a 2-count charge of stealing contracey to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Adeleke allegedly defrauded her victim of the sum of N6.75 million after claiming she had a four bedroom bungalow available for sale.

According to the petitioner, Adeleke converted to personal use the money which was paid to her account domiciled in one of the new generation banks, instead of transmitting it to the owner of the property.

Efforts by the petitioner to take possession of the property or get the money refunded failed.

The convict was first arraigned on November 25, 2016.


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