A man who parades himself as an Islamic cleric was sentenced to two-year imprisonment over a N71m oil fraud.
Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos handed down the judgement to the fake cleric identified as Ganiu Awojobi.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office arraigned fake cleric alongside his co-defendant, Adesanya Olufemi Paul, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, on a four-count charge of stealing and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N71 million from the complainant, Oluwatoyin Akinwole.
Akinwole alleged that, sometime in 2017, the defendants who claimed to be into crude oil business, approached her to join them in the business.
Akinwole also alleged that she paid the defendants some amounts of money for the supply of crude oil.
She further alleged that the defendants neither repaid her nor supplied the crude oil.