Hotelier bags seven years jail term over N29m fraud

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A hotelier, Mr Jimoh Eleyele has been sentenced to seven years jail term by an Igbosere High Court of Justice, Lagos for defrauding a Saki, Oyo state business man to the tune of N29.5million

Eleyele was arranged before Justice Kudirat Jose by the officials of Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) 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.