By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured a 40-year jail term against a couple, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle for N53 million fraud.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State today, February 15, 2021 found them guilty on all four counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC.
She was also tricked into bringing funds to cleanse supposed USD bliss.
“Moments later, one of the syndicate member told her that she must be cleansed to avert sudden and mysterious death having heard their discussion.
“In the course of investigation, It was discovered that over N9 million was paid into the second defendant, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle’s account domicile in one of the third generation banks; apart from other funds traced to the first defendant, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick’s account.
“It was also discovered that the first defendant built Victoria East Park Hotel & Suite located at Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State from the proceeds of the crime.
” In his judgment, Justice Abdulmalik found the couple guilty of the four-count charge and sentenced both of them to 10 years imprisonment on each of the four counts.”
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