Court jails man for Customs job scam

Federal High Court in Abuja


The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has convicted and sentenced Olukoya Emmanuel Adeyemi to two years imprisonment for an employment scam relating to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Justice Uche Agomoh convicted Olukoya and sentenced him on an amended two-count charge that bordered on employment scam.

Spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Wednesday, said the convict had swindled his victims of N2 million under the pretext of securing jobs for them with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

One of the charges against him reads, “That you, Olukoya Emmanuel Adeyemi ‘M’ on or about the 26th day of April, 2019 in Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of seventy-seven Thousand Naira (N77,000.00) from one Ajiboye Hamed through your Access Bank Account No. 0728344783, under the false pretence that you have given him employment with the Nigeria Customs and that the payment is for the Custom job replacement and training kit.

“This is a pretext which you knew to be false and you deceitfully made it, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable by Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

Upon his arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him by the Ibadan Zonal Command of EFCC.

Subsequently, the prosecution counsel, Chidi Okoli, prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant as charged.

Justice Agomoh thereafter convicted and sentenced Olukoya to two years imprisonment and ordered that restitution be made to the victims.

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