Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of a Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday condemned one Bayo Mafo to three years’ imprisonment for impersonating a custom officer and getting cash under falsification.
Ayo-Emmanuel said that he indicted and condemned Mafo dependent on a mind-blowing proof against him, NAN reports.
“I am convinced that prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the offences levelled against him because he is unable to justify his actions.
“Therefore, to serve as warning to others who think they can continue to reap where they did not sow, the defendant is hereby sentenced to one and half years’ imprisonment for each of the two offences.
“The sentences are, however, to run concurrently,” the judge said.
Earlier, councel to the Nigeria Customs Board, Oyo/Osun Command, Mr Musa Onimisi, said that Mafo carried out the violations in 2017 in Ibadan and in Ondo State.
According to him, Mafo had a few custom units with which he introduces himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Customs to acquire different entireties of cash from clueless Nigerians.
He said that Mafo deceitfully got N1,057,000 from a teacher, Mrs Florence Akolawole; N380,000 from a trader, Alhaja Omolola Hassan, and N500,000 from a corps member, Miss Victoria Akande.
The councel said that Mafo guaranteed to supply Akolawole with two vehicles, supply Hassan with 50 sacks of rice, and secure work with the Nigeria Customs Service for Akande.
He said that the convict slipped off subsequent to swindling his unfortunate casualties.
in his defence, Mafo had guaranteed that Akolawole had been his concubine and Akande’s mom, his companion’s mistress.
NAN reports that every one of the attorneys connected by the convict pulled back their administrations since he couldn’t pay them.