Court jails former chief magistrate 5 years for stealing

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, secured the conviction of a former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State high court, Mutiat Adio.

Justice Muniru Olagunju found her guilty of one count of stealing preferred against her by the anti-graft agency.

The convict, who was also a chief magistrate in the state, was accused of stealing the sum of N22,375,913 from a commercial bank contrary to section 390(11) of Criminal Code, Cap.38, Law of Oyo State.

This is the second time in less than two years that the former judicial officer got jail terms for fraud-related offences.

Earlier, on May 18, 2018, she was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for obtaining under false pretences a sum of N9.2m from one Abiodun Olonade, a Nigerian resident in Ireland.

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