Nigerian Man Jailed After Spending N2m Mistakenly Sent to His Account (Photo)

A man has lavished a huge sum of money that was mistakenly sent to his account and has now landed in jail.



A court in Kwara state has handed 2 years jail term to a man who squandered N2 million mistakenly sent to his account.
It was gathered that the 45-year-old chauffeur identified as Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun fraudulently converted the money for personal use after it was mistakenly credited to his account.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, January 18, 2021 arraigned Oluwasegun on one-count charge bordering on stealing before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
The offence contravenes Section 286 and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The charge read:
“That you, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, sometime between- the month of July, 2020 and 21st of August, 2020 at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira), property of Sherifat Omolara Sanni, which she erroneously transferred to your bank account 0008383333 domiciled with Guaranty Trust Bank plc, without her consent and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 287 of the same Penal Code”
Oluwasegun pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge when it was read to him.
Justice Oyinloye found Oluwasegun guilty of the offence and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with a fine of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).
The judge also ordered the convict to restitute his victim the sum of N2million before he finished serving his jail term.


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