Saturday, 1 July 2017

Fake Job Recruiter Who Defrauded Wife And Many Others Jailed




Olakunle Owoyale,45, who defrauded seekers of to the tune of N1.4 million has been sentenced to 5-years in jail by an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court.

The convict pleaded not guilty to the charges of fraud, forgery and false representation brought against him however, Magistrate Idowu Olayinka sentenced him to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.

According to prosecutor Shonibare, the accused, claimed to be a government-licensed recruitment agent for ministries, departments and agencies. He fraudulently obtained various sums of money from 17 job applicants and appropriated the money. .


“Owoyale fraudulently obtained N1. 48 million from one Kolawole Ogbontolu and 16 others on the pretext of assisting them to secure jobs at the Federal Ministry of Education.

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Owoyale, was said to have also defrauded his wife of N60,000 before giving her an appointment letter stating that she was posted to the Federal Secretariat Complex in Ogun.

The complainant had to resign his previous job and also gave the accused another N70,000 after which the accused also gave him another appointment letter into the same Federal Ministry of Education.

For that reason, the complainant introduced 15 other people to the accused all of whom he promised to assist to secure jobs. When the complainant submitted the appointment letter at the Ministry of Education, Federal Secretariat in Ogun, he was told that the employment letters were fake,” Shonibare said. .

The prosecutor also said the accused forged the signature of one Mr Jamila Shaura, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and also printed the letter heads of the ministry for the illegal transactions. .

He said the impostor also presented himself as an official of the Federal Ministry of Education in Abeokuta.
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