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Why Oluremi was sentenced to 266 years - EFCC



ITRealms:
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) may have offered reasons why a female staff of a popular eatery, Sweet Sensation, Oluremi Olayinka was recently convicted and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment for allegedly stealing N8 million, reports ITRealms.

Justice A.A Akinyemi of Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, ITRealms gathered may have made the pronouncement in ‘fury’ because the convict initially pleaded guilty but on arraignment denounced her plea.

According to Head, Media and Publicity at EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, when the convict was initially confronted with the allegation, she admitted the crime “only for her to dramatically pleaded not guilty upon arraignment.”

This, judiciary analysts said may have doubled her offence and likewise punishment before the presiding Judge, who equally ordered her to return the loot to her employer, Sweet Sensation.

Ms Olayinka, ITRealms recalls was sentenced for allegedly stealing N8 million belonging to her employer, which  is an offence contrary to sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 in that order of the Criminal Code Law Cap 29, Laws of Ogun State.

She was also found guilty on all the 34 count charges, hence she was sentenced to seven years on each of 30 counts and 14 years on the remaining four charges. The sentences were to run concurrently.

Olayinka was arraigned before Justice Akinyemi on May 13, 2014 following a petition, alleging that she stole the sum of N8,000,000( Eight Million Naira), which she received on behalf of her employer.

Uwujaren also told ITRealms in a press statement that in the course of trial, EFCC had presented four witnesses and tendered sixteen exhibits to prove the case against the convict.

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