This is pure wickedness, how can someone dupe a dumb and deaf man of One million Naira, well, the good thing is the arms of the law has caught up with the culprit.
A Magistrate court sitting in Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital has sentenced a civil servant at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Surveying, Mrs Funmi Salako, to two-year imprisonment over a fraudulent deal with a deaf and dumb, Mr.Musibau Ilori.
The chief magistrate, Mr.Taiwo Oladiran however give her a N60,000 option of fine. Salako was first arraigned before the court on June 5, 2017 on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining and stealing.
The prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the convict in October 2014 conspired with others to defraud a deaf and dumb, Mr.Musibau Ilori, by collecting the sum of N1million from him under the pretence to help him buy two acres of lands along Oyo/Ibadan expressway.
Defense counsel to the defendant, Mrs Florence Badmus prayed to court to temper justice with mercy adding that she was the bread winner of her family. The counsel claimed that the convict had already refunded N500,000 out of the money.
In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr.Taiwo Oladiran sentenced her to two years imprisonment with an option of sixty thousand naira fine. He ordered the convict to reimburse the remaining of N500,000 within sixty days or serve her jail term.