Folorunsho Olayanju, a 64-year-old phony lawyer, was sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in Osogbo.
Olayanju was found guilty of six counts of fraud, impersonation, and stealing by Justice Peter Lifu.
According to the prosecutor, Muyiwa Ogunleye, the convict robbed one Hammed Bamidele of N2,250,000.
According to the prosecutor, the criminal cheated the victim under the guise of paying a professional charge for the prosecution of his case in the Supreme Court.
The offences, according to Ogunleye, were committed in violation of sections 383 and 484 of the criminal code, as well as sections 1(1)(a) (b) & (2) and 1(1)(c) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
Justice Lifu observed in his ruling that the prosecutor had proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt, and thus convicted Olayanju.
The offender, who had no legal representation, appealed with the court and promised that if given another chance, he would not return to crime.
Justice Lifu found Olayanju guilty of the offense and sentenced him to one year in prison without the possibility of a fine on counts two through five.
He ruled that the prison sentence should run concurrently with the complainant’s sentence and that the money of N2,250,000 should be returned to the complainant.