The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, state capital of Osun has on Tuesday convicted Prince Oyinlola Adekunle to four years imprisonment for defrauding one Mr Solagbade and other unsuspecting members of the public of the sum of N9,820,000.
Prince Oyinlola, 41 year-old who is a native of Okuku,Odo-Otin Local Government Area,Osun State, was dragged before the court by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC,
The convict defrauded his victims under the pretense of registering them as patent right holders of Comandclem Nigeria Limited contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
Presiding Justice Peter Lifu in his ruling sentenced Prince Oyinlola Adekunle to four years imprisonment without the option of fine on the counts of conspiracy.
The prison terms for the counts are: one year imprisonment without the option of fine for Count 1, two year imprisonment without the option of fine for the second count while one year imprisonment for the third count.
The prison terms are to run concurrently. The court also ordered the auction of the vehicle registration number BDG 575 AG to be supervised by the court and the proceeds of the sale to be paid to the victim.
Reacting to the court judgement, the Osun State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC, Mr Abdulkadir Sulu admonished that acts of fraud and scam should be shunned by Nigerians. Stressing that only righteousness, sincerity and honesty promote a nation.
He advised citizens to be loyal in their relationship,business and any other act that promotes development.
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