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Man bags 4 years jail term for fraud



Man bags 4 years jail term for fraud
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The Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos has convicted and sentenced one Idris Bakare to four years imprisonment for defrauding British Airways of the sum of N35.6 million.

Justice O. O. Abike-Fadipe gave the judgment on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Bakare was arraigned by the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC, on four counts bordering on stealing to the tune of N35,672,845.00.

The offence is contrary to Section 280(2) and punishable under section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. One of the counts reads: “Idris Bakare Adeyemi, Dauda Adegboyega and Zuraai Gold Ventures, between 23rd October 2019 and 31st December 2019 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, dishonestly converted to your use the total sum of N35,672,845.00 belonging to British Airways.”

He pleaded “guilty” to the charges when they were read to him.


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