Abuja - A former court registrar, Rosulu Idowu Oluronke, has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, General Ishaya Bamaiyi, of $8.4 million.
Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo sentenced her when she appeared before the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.
Oluronke, a former registrar to Justice Joseph Oyewole, was prosecuted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought the charges against her.
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She was initially charged alongside a Lagos socialite, Fred Ajudua for duping Bamaiyi while he was being detained in Kirikiri Maximum Prison over his trial for the attempted murder of the late publisher, Alex Ibru.?
Oluronke aided Ajudua to defraud Bamaiyi of the said sum under the false pretence that it was a part payment for the professional fees purportedly charged by Chief Afe Babalola to handle his case.
Then, both were being remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prison between November 2004 and June 2005.? ?
However, Oluronke opted for a separate trial and was arraigned before Akapo in April.
Delivering his judgment, Akakpo held that some incriminating documents linking her with Ajudua were found in Oluronke's house, when a house search was conducted.
He said there was no doubt that there was conspiracy between her and Ajudua in the matter.
- CAJ News