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Nigerian indicted by FBI gets one-year jail term

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Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it has secured the conviction of one Joseph Oyediran, a suspect indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the United States of America.

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court convicted and sentenced Oyediran to one-year imprisonment after he relied on all the documents tendered and evidence presented by the EFCC.

The commission had earlier arraigned the convict on a five count charge.

Oyediran pleaded not guilty but later approached the EFCC for a plea bargain agreement.

He was, however, been sentenced to one-year imprisonment.

Consequently, a plot of land located at Wara, behind Ilorin West Local Government Secretariat and the sum of N800,000 recovered from Oyediran was forfeited to the Nigerian government.


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