A bartender, Godwin Job, was on Tuesday sentenced to eight years in jail for illegally withdrawing the sum of N1,079,290 from a checking account belonging to his boss, Olufemi Joseph Odusanya.
Job, 35, was convicted by Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State Excessive Court docket in a two-count cost bordering on stealing, filed by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
Primarily based on a petition from Odusanya, EFCC arraigned Job on August 17, 2020, to reply for the legal allegations towards him.
The employer accused the convict of stealing his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card by means of which he made Level of Gross sales (POS) transactions totalling N1,079,290.
EFCC found that Job made 14 transactions inside two hours to evacuate the quantity.
His offence was punishable below Part 390 (9) Legal Code, Cap 38, Legal guidelines of Oyo State 2000.
Job pleaded not responsible upon arraignment.
The Choose, nonetheless, held that the prosecution was in a position to persuade the court docket past an inexpensive doubt that the accused certainly dedicated the illegal act.
He discovered Job responsible as charged and sentenced him to 4 years in jail in every of the costs.
The jail time period will run concurrently from the day of conviction.
Justice Taiwo additionally ordered Job to refund the cash stolen to the sufferer.