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Court slams 266 years on eatery worker for stealing N8m

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The Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, presided over by Justice A. A. Akinyemi, has sentenced a female member of staff of an eatery, identified as Oluremi Olayinka, to 266 years imprisonment for stealing her employer's N8m.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that the court found Olayinka guilty on all the 34 counts preffered against her.

Uwujaren said the presiding judge sentenced Olayinka to seven years on each of the 30 counts and an additional 14 years on four other counts.

According to him, the offences contravened 'sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 respectively of the Criminal Code, Cap 29, Law of Ogun State.'

He said the sentences would run concurrently which means that the convict would spent seven years in prison.

The EFCC spokesman said, 'Olayinka who was arraigned on May 13, 2014 by the EFCC in response to a petition on the allegations against her, was also ordered by Justice Akinyemi to refund the money she stole.'

It was stated that the convict stole the money she received on behalf of her employers.

She was said to have admitted stealing the money to the commission's investigators, but later decided to plead not guilty to the charges against her when she was arraigned.

Uwujaren said that the commission presented four witnesses and 16 exhibits to prove the case against the lady. - Punch.