Bartender jailed for withdrawing N1m from employer’s account

An Oyo State High Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 35-year-old bartender, Godwin Job, to eight years’ imprisonment for stealing from his employer’s account.

It was gathered that Job stole the Fidelity Bank Automated Teller Machine card belonging to his boss, Olufemi Odusanya, and withdrew the sum of N1,079,290 from his account.

Our correspondent learnt that the convict made 14 transactions within two hours through the ATM and Point of Sales terminal.

Odusanya petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Job was subsequently arrested.

According to the EFCC, Job was on August 17, 2020, arraigned before Justice Bayo Taiwo on two counts bordering on stealing.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Delivering his judgment on Tuesday, Justice Taiwo held that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Justice Taiwo sentenced Job to four years’ imprisonment on each count, which will run concurrently, and ordered him to refund the money stolen from his boss.

The charges read, “That you, Godwin Job, aka Nifemi, sometime in August 2019 or thereabout, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court, did steal an Automated Teller Machine card, property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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“That you, Godwin Job, aka Nifemi, sometime in August 2019 or thereabout, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court, did steal the sum of N1,079,290, the property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Law of Oyo State, 2000.”

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