Court jails petrol attendant 1 year for N1.6m fraud

The Magistrate, Mrs Oriyomi Sofowora, held that the court found the accused guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

A petrol attendant on duty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oriyomi Sofowora, held that the court found the accused guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

Sofowora, therefore, sentenced the accused to one year imprisonment with hard labour and without an option of fine.

Fatai was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the convict committed the offence between March and December 2012 at Olorunda village, Ayetoro Road, Abeokuta.

Eigbegiale said the convict and others still at large conspired to commit felony with the intent to deprive  the said company the ownership of the company.

He added that the convict and others still at large did fraudulently convert N1.6 million being the money realised from the sale of  petroleum belonging to Arolat Petroleum Nig. Ltd.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 516 and 390 (a) of the Criminal Code of laws Ogun state.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]

Guardian Angel bus ferrying passengers plunges into a river

Guardian Angel bus ferrying passengers plunges into a river

Reactions as Nairobi county bans clubs in estates, issues directives to bars

Reactions as Nairobi county bans clubs in estates, issues directives to bars

Uhuru-Gachagua unity plan: Inside plans to crown Gachagua kingpin

Uhuru-Gachagua unity plan: Inside plans to crown Gachagua kingpin