An Igbosere High Court of Justice sitting in Lagos has sentenced a hotelier identified as Jimoh Eleyele to seven years jail term for defrauding a Saki, Oyo state buisnessman to the tune of N29.5million.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Jimoh Eleyele before Justice Kudirat Jose on a seven count charges.
The offences bordered on conspiracy to defraud, defraud and fraudulently obtained millions of naira from one Jimoh Oyesiji as the cost for facilitating the release of his good’s which were seized by Nigerian Custom service which the respondent (Eleyele) knew to be false in year 2015.
After about four years of legal proceedings, Justice Jose affirmed that the respondent , (Eleyele) and the second respondent, are guilty of all the seven count offences leveled against them, adding that the offences were contrary to sections 8(a) and 1(3) of the Advance Free Fraud and other fraud Related Offences Act No.14 of 2006.
The judge thereby sentenced the accused to seven years imprisonment
In his reaction shortly after the judgment, Counsel to the claimant, Mr Kunle Afolabi noted that despite the years the legal battle took, the judges have again rekindled the hope of the common man in the nations judicial system.