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Ogun State Fast Food Worker Sentenced to 266 Years Imprisonment for Stealing N8 Million from Employer

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Oluremi Olayinka

Oluremi Olayinka

Oluremi Olayinka, a staff member of well-known eatery, Sweet Sensation, was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment for allegedly stealing N8 million from her employer.

According to Premium Times, “an Ogun State High Court ruled that offense is contrary to sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 respectively of the Criminal Code Law Cap 29, Laws of Ogun State.”

The report further states that “the court found the convict guilty on all the 34-count charges. She was sentenced to seven years on each of 30 counts and 14 years on the remaining four charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.”

When confronted with the allegation, Olayinka had initially confessed to committing the crime, but then pleaded not guilty afterwards.

However, during the course of the trial the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presented four witnesses and presented indisputable evidence against Olayinka.

46 Comments

  1. zinnypearl

    April 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

    why that they would have said life imprisonment. but wait 8m 266 years.politician that loot trillions are walking freely. EFCC and judges make una wake up

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      April 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

      My dear, our justice system has become a serious matter of concern and I hope this is one of the areas that the “Change” we’re believing in will happen. It’s about damn time.

    • chinua

      April 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      This your statement makes little sense. So guilty people should go scot free because politicians are not held accountable for their looting? then what is the point of the court system, every criminal should walk free.

    • Bleed Blue

      April 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      No naaauuuuu!!! She’s actually going to serve only 14 years in prison.

      The sentences run “concurrently”, which means that they will all be served at the same time, with the longest period being the controlling period.

      But 266 years is a more sensational heading. I gerrit. 🙂

  2. Chyka

    April 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

    This has got to be a joke….266 years for stealing? lolz.

  3. Thatgidigirl

    April 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Wow! Then Diezani should be sentenced to 3 life times. If she dies and reincarnates, her sentence continues.

    • Magz

      April 23, 2015 at 10:59 am

      As in! if N8Million theft equals 266 years imprisonment then Diezani should have like 50Million years

    • Ada Nnewi

      April 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

      I kid u not, 50 million years is even to small…

  4. bibi

    April 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    PEOPLE THOUGH..TO THINK YOU CAN STEAL 8M NAIRA AND NOT GET COUGHT…SOMEBODY’S EFFORT AND HARD WORK..IT SERVES HER RIGHT….
    TH SENTENCE THO…LMAO…266YEARS ….LMAO

  5. Paloma

    April 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

    ha….dats life imprisonment na

  6. Ayymeezy

    April 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Life in jail for stealing N8m??? Isn’t that a bit harsh? How many years will Diezani get then?

  7. Medina

    April 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

    …266years for N8m..heehee…so awon aunties and unlces that stole billions….they should expect to spend at least 30 million years behind bars…looooolz…#saiBuhari…some people better start buying durable warmers for the food they will be carrying to their husbands in jail…hahahahahaha…GOODLUCK with that!

  8. Luqman

    April 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

    EFCC dey always go after Ole abele while the real Ole dey inside AC dey enjoy their looted money. So 266 yrs for stealing 8m naira and Bode George wey still 100bn from NPA go prison for 6 months sharp sharp, and con come back con dey do thanks giving on top of stealing. Faruok Lawan and Otedola’s case dey there, no one hear how the case ended and EFCC go dey fool themselves as if say dem sabi their works. Thank God say Baba God no be like us.
    Eni jale lobomo je.

  9. nwa nna

    April 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

    EECC and the Nigerian judiciary system is joke like everything else in Nigeria. Sure, the women should serve jail time if guilty of of the crime but 266 years though?!
    These silly Nigerian judges are quick to throw the books at the average Nigerian citizens but when it comes to thieving politicians that have looted the hopes of the unborn generation they get a slap on the wrist. FOH!

  10. joy

    April 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

    it means she will die in prison and will be buried with chains in the leg, at the completion of the sentence her corps will be exhumed to removed the chains. na wa o, abeg make dem grant her pardon oh!

  11. Luqman

    April 23, 2015 at 10:40 am

    wey steal N100bn rather

  12. Oluwaseun

    April 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    The dilemma called Nigeria. “The more gruesome your crime, the lesser your persecution verdict but the lesser your crime, the more gruesome your persecution.

    People should take to the streets and disrupt court processes in protest of this barbaric and inhumane verdict.

  13. coke

    April 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

    And where is equity in this matter? her lawyer is just a loser!

  14. hausagirl

    April 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    this judgement is a display of foolishness n embarassment by judiciary…….

  15. mrs chidukane

    April 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I don’t support the long sentence but I’m glad she’s going to jail. Finding honest staff for small businesses in Nigeria is like finding a needle in a haystack. Everyone wants to get rich quick off someone else’s hardwork. I applaud her boss for taking it up and not leaving it to God as usual.

  16. Aibee

    April 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Dear BN, this your headline is false and misleading.

    If you read the Premium Times article before posting, you will realize that the woman was charged on a 34-count charge and netted 7 years each on 30 counts, with 14 years on the remaining 4 charges. The sentences are to sun concurrently, as opposed to consecutively. Therefore, madam thief will spend approximately 14 years in jail, being the number of years for the highest punishment. Here is an excerpt from the Premium Times Article

    “The court found the convict guilty on all the 34-count charges. She was sentenced to seven years on each of 30 counts and 14 years on the remaining four charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.”

    The key word here is concurrently. Even Premium Times themselves didn’t read their article before using their headline. Biko, let’s not join all them other blogs in telling lies and sensationalizing issues just for hits.

    • oj

      April 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      thanks for clarifying

  17. oj

    April 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I don’t condone stealing but the sentence does not even make sense. what would a murderer get na? the looters of the National cake nko?

    what was her lawyer doing when this happened? what kind of lawyers are universities producing these days? or are the good lawyers chilling in the banking, real estate and oil & gas industries, while those who barely passed law school are left to act as lawyers for the average Nigerian?

  18. Mr.Classic

    April 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    What a nonsensical judgment…..The Judge himself should be jailed 576years for jailing her that much……Seems like there is more to this case because its not normal……The reason for taking her case to court is for justice to prevail,so even if She is guilty her penalty shouldn’t be more than 5years or in another case to be compelled by the court to pay if she has the capacity or asset……..The judge should be taken to ICPC for absolutely corrupting his judicial power………

  19. miss Pynk

    April 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Her eyes were seeing “red” she decides to steal. The punishment doesnt match the crime though.

    pynk360.com

  20. precy

    April 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    She should be jailed yes, but 266 what?
    How many yes did Bode George Stella oduah and Alamieshga serve. For the latter(s) they got senatorial ticket.
    Proud of my country
    Ashamed for the government.

  21. tunmi

    April 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hold on what were the 34 counts? Did she kill someone in the process? I really want to know exactly what and what this woman was charged with? 7*30=210 and 14*4=56 nd 210+56=266….who is her lawyer?

  22. Steps

    April 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    @ Aibee I think its actually 21 years as opposed to 14 years. My thinking is when she is done serving jail term for the first 30 counts then she will begin another 14 years for the remaining four. Your thoughts?

    • Aibee

      April 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      @Steps, my understanding of the judgement is she got 7 years per count – on 30 counts, and 14 years per count on 4 counts. Since the sentence will run concurrently, she will serve the sentences for each count starting at the same time. So she will actually spend 14 years.

      If I remember correctly, a jail year in Nigeria is actually 12 months.

  23. Sabitok

    April 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    What kind of misleading and idiotic reportage is this?! When a sentence is given to run “concurrently”, it simply means the sentence, however many the nunber of years are, would run CONCURRENTLY!!! Abeg which oda way persin get to explain dis? All the sentence go dey run at d same time. Gbam! So pple at d end of d day the accused would b spending about 14 years in jail! Blogger; research your facts well!

  24. Taiwo

    April 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Heyyy!! Sensational journalism!!! She was sentenced and will serve all the years concurrently nah! How is her sentence 266 years ehn BN???
    She’s actually going to serve less than 14 years because a prison year is actually 9 months, so her sentence is 10 years and 5 months.

  25. oy

    April 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I’m glad the judge has a sense of humour.. 266 years ke? that’s for life na.

  26. serene

    April 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    …and somehow people didn’t see the part that read ‘concurrently’…

    • azu

      April 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Illeetercy dey worry our people. They have not seen the counts and the minimum tenors. If guilty the law prescribes which tenor. Its her fault she has a million count charges. My not thinking e-naija youths have concluded its 300 years. No mater how you explain concurrently they wont understand. Thats is the same reason why someone whose father is collecting 5k from students is also calling Diezani names here. Point inside your house first and renew your education. I am sure naija certificates expire after 6months.

  27. midas

    April 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Jonathan should advocate for these lady remember our President said stealing is not a corruption

    • nnenne

      April 24, 2015 at 1:19 am

      I wonder how you will survive by May 30th, when you will not have to call Jonathan anymore.

  28. ilupeju

    April 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    What are the 34 counts against the lady? Let them state all, seems there is more to it than the money. The judge must be crazy.

  29. Sheun Faji

    April 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    It is good to know and UNDERSTAND English! It says that it the sentences will run concurrently! So, the maximum amount of time she may be jailed is for 14 years.

  30. Funmi

    April 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    She deserves to go to jail, however this is overkill. 5 years should do. I wonder what the penalty is for murderers. We need to update our laws in Nigeria.

  31. Jamce

    April 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    The poor cannot sponsor or win elections and be in government to appoint Judges, EFCC and prosecutors. The poor cannot have access to or afford to hire the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) who can speak the REAL LEGAL LANGUAGE that EFCC and the Judges understand.
    In actual fact, the law is meant for the COMMONERS. But this is not to justify any form of criminality. It is never a thing of surprise all over the world.

  32. kk

    April 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    na waa oohh.. that means Tinubu, Amechi, Diezani should ROT in jail then

  33. Disixj

    April 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    She’s serving it concurrently so technically it’s just 14years.

  34. Internet Police

    April 24, 2015 at 1:21 am

    266 years for what??? 8 million!! Our Judiciary system is seriously flawed!

  35. Tumz90

    April 24, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Our politicians walk away with so much more and they get a slap on the wrist and she gets 266years..Gosh the concept of justice sometimes is nothing but a myth

  36. nanna victor

    April 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    she’s spending 14yes only. The judgement is serving it concurrently. And if she does well in jail she could be pardon after 4yrs. the law is an ass.

  37. nnenne

    April 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Fellow Bella Naijarians,
    Just wanted to remind you guys again.
    Crime cuts across all ethnic groups in Nigeria. No group has the monopoly.
    Thank You.

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