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Woman bags 2 years over visa fraud

By Solomon Runsewe


A middle-aged woman, Owolabi Omolola, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding one Ayodele Ayeni,to the tune of N460,000.
The accused person who is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, threat to life pleaded guilty to the offences charge against her.
Omolola was said to have committed the offences between the months of July, November and December, 2020, at Igbatoro, Akure, in the Ondo State Magisterial District.
The police prosecutor, Omolade Olusola told the court that the accused person obtained the sum of N460,000.00 from one Ayodele Ayeni with the pretence of helping him procure a US Visa, knowing fully well it was false.
Olusola, told the court that the accused person had been severally convicted and was involved in many fraudulent cases before she was arrested.
The prosecutor further said the accused has several fraud cases in which she has been admitted to bail in Oke-Eda Magistrate’s Court for fraud cases.
The accused person was also alleged of impersonating one Adeola Adetutu in other to defraud the victim and others.
She was also said to be in possession of three international passports which she could not give satisfactory account.
The offence committed contravened sections 86, 419, 430(2) and 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 VOL. I, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Defence counsel, Mr. Aduroja, ESQ prayed the court to grant bail to his client on liberal terms.
However, the prosecutor, opposed the bail application. But he urged the court to remand the accused person at Olokuta Correctional Centre.
The magistrate, Mrs. R. O Yakubu, turned down the bail and sentenced the accused person to two years Imprisonment on the first count and second counts while she was discharged on the third-count charge.

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