Court jails woman 266 years for stealing employer’s N8million

Oluremi Olayinka

A female staff of popular eatery, Sweet Sensation, Oluremi Olayinka was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment by Justice A.A Akinyemi of Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, for stealing N8million belonging to her employer.

The offence is contrary to sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 respectively of the Criminal Code Law Cap 29, Laws of Ogun State.

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.

Additionally, Justice Akinyemi ordered her to return the money she stole in restitution to her victim.

Ms. Olayinka was arraigned before Justice Akinyemi on May 13, 2014 following a petition, alleging that she stole the sum of N8,000,000 (Eight Million Naira), which she received on behalf of her employer.

When the convict was confronted with the allegation, she admitted the crime only for her to dramatically pleaded not guilty upon arraignment.

In the course of trial, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission presented four witnesses and tendered 16 exhibits to prove its case against the convict.


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  • Africa

    What are these judges smoking in Nigeria? Surely it is not weed, how can you sentence someone to 266 years for stealing =N= 8 million when an Ibru got four months only in amenity ward for stealing more than =N=600 bilion…

    • nkechi

      Maybe they sniff pit latrine first thing every morning.

  • Usman

    Funny, the same justice system sentenced big thieves to months in prison, we pray that things continue with the lengthy sentencing especially when the new administration comes to power.

  • saint

    where on earth is fa-rouge lawal? where are the rest of those who could not account for the missing 20 billion, what about the 2 trillion campaign funds?…..this can only happen in Nigeria

  • Layo

    What a country. Maina the pension thief should be sentenced to 1 million years then. How about frog eyed Deziani? Eternity

    • nkechi

      lol! she is rather bug-eyed, isn’t she? poor Diezani….

  • Olushola Charles Akinkunmi

    Hmmm… Nigeria I hail thee!!!!!!!!!! Is this really a country or just a jungle. What’s good for the goose does not and will never be good for the gander.

  • Okon

    EXCUSE ME????!!!!!!!

  • allison

    Fine woman, u should’ve stolen at least 1billion, your story would’ve been different….

  • burning spear


    • PeterPaul1


      Looks like you’re the one who needs to produce your certificate for improper use of tenses, lolz.

      • eddy


      • nkechi

        Ignore the dumbo olodo, his opinion is as good as his atrocious grammar!

  • burning spear

    The bastardizing of Nigeria by the mindless, who hate the nation. Monumental injustice to a people: 20 Owners Of Richest Oil Blocks In Nigeria Without the people of Niger Delta on whose soil the oil was found. They constitutes the main opposition to President Goodluck Jonathan today. Read on:

    (1) This oil block business is so lucrative that Danjuma’s Sapetro divested of its investment in Akpo condensate for $1billion dollars. This business is second to none in Nigeria. That is why any attempt to investigate the activities in this sector will always be futile. The money is so much that they give bribes in millions of dollars. A birthday gift or child naming gift from an oil block owner to a government official could be as paltry as $2million dollars, and if the official’s father died, the condolence gift could reach mere $3 million dollars. When they want to bribe legislators, it is in millions of dollars and any ongoing investigation ends within weeks. They are so confident that with excess money they can buy up Nigeria and they are succeeding

    (2) OML 110 with high yield OBE oil fields was given Cavendish Petroleum owned by Alhaji Mai Daribe, the Borno Patriarch in 1996 by Sanni Abacha. OBE oil field has estimated over 500 million barrels of oil. In layman’s language and using average benchmark of $100 dollars per barrel, translates to $50 billion dollars worth of oil reserve. When you remove the taxes, royalties and sundry duties worth about 60% of the reserve payable over time you get about $20billion dollars worth of oil in the hands of a family.

    (3) OPL 246 was awarded to SAPETRO, a company owned by General Theophilus Danjuma, by Sanni Abacha in 1998. Akpo condensate exports about 300,000 barrels of crude daily.

    (4) NOML 112 and OML 117 were awarded to AMNI International Petroleum Development Company owned by Colonel Sanni Bello in 1999. Sanni Bello is an inlaw to Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State of Nigeria.

    (5) OML 115, OLDWOK Field and EBOK field was awarded to Alhaji Mohammed Indimi from Niger State. Indimi is an inlaw to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida.

    (6) OML 215 is operated by Nor East Petroleum Limited owned by Alhaji Saleh Mohammed Gambo.

    (7) OML 108 is operated by Express Petroleum Company Limited is owned by Alhaji Aminu Dantata.

    ( OML II3 allocated to Yinka Folawiyo Pet Ltd is owned by Alhaji W.I. folawiyo

    • nkechi

      the election has been won and lost, bro. move on.

    • West

      My friend with the way you are going you may suddenly drop dead one day. Why is it difficult for you to understand the fact ww have since moved on

      • Kay

        Lol…..@suddenly dropping dead one day. You couldn’t have put it any better.

      • Tunsj

        Well put. Suddenly drop dead in his cave.

  • Mohammed Haruna

    I believe if the writer failed to understood what concurrently means and therefore said that the court sentenced her to 266 years the readers should be able to understand what concurrently means here, some of the offences carried 3 years, some carried 4 years and the highest among them carried seven (7) years which means the woman will only spend 7 years since the sentence are to run concurrently meaning they are all existing and running together my brothers most of our journalists don’t understand English very well oooo, God blessed Nigeria and Nigerians

    • HajjAbdulrazzak

      POINT OF CORRECTION – She was sentenced to seven years on each of 30 counts and 14 years on the remaining four charges (so she will spend 14 years in prison not 7 years

      • Mohammed Haruna

        Thanks for the correction my brother

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  • joe

    What good does her imprisonment do the country? Nothing. EFCC is supposed to be pursuing financial crimes against Nigeria as a nation, which means public funds – oil revenue, state budgets, local government budgets, fake contracts, money laundering, etc. That’s all. This case should be civil suit addressable via the regular judicial system. EFCC is purposefully pursing cases between individuals to give the impression they are performing their duty but, in spite of all the looting, not one single government official has been jailed. I am not amused by this sentencing at all. It does us no good. By the way, I’m not Yoruba, so it’s not that I have any tribal sentiments.

  • Frank Bassey

    It is Jonathan?

  • sammyctu ode

    Is this judge on drugs or deranged?

  • HajjAbdulrazzak

    I CAN’T UNDERSTAND why she was asked to refund the money. To serve as deterrent to others or what????????????

  • udemeobong

    Where are the mathematicians of this country? If a thief is jailed 266 Years for 8Millions Naira, how many years will any government official especially Politicians will get for the many undisclosed amount stolen for years???
    Answer please!!!

  • Uche Progress

    I’m touched by this beautiful woman predicament. But her lawyer should have played fast to reduce the jail term, is too much for this woman. What would life become after spending 14 good years in prison. Judge why! why!… there is God oh!
    Am sure the beauty will fade after this time.

    • Tunsj

      Whether you are beautiful or not, when you commit this type of a crime you have to pay for it. Case closed.

    • pefiom

      Agree, but you need money to hire a good Attorney who settles people withen the Legal system.

  • Richard

    I am surprise that some people are shock at this sentence. It is a continuation of the bizarre sentences by our “courts” in recent time. Not two long ago a Nigerian court sentence some felons to death for stealing a fowl. Ironically, the fowl belongs to a police man. Unbelievable comical judgement. This 266yrs sentence appears a lot better than that one. Sometimes i feel like shedding tears with certain happenings in our beloved Nigeria. Certainly GMB will only be able to do little out of our extremely complex situation. Most of the suggested solutions if not all can not confront the myriad of problems facing us. One solution i will suggest GMB should try in the first week of his ascendency, is to call out all Nigerian from the smallest to the oldest to come out on the street by 12noon, all naked, look unto Heaven and ask GOD to forgive us our sins and heal our land. This might look somewhat mysterious. But our problems also is mysterious and need a mysterious solution.

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      The law maker, not the judge, should be shaved…

  • Wetin Naija

    How many politicians or high level civil servants have been sentenced for corruption and stealing. No fair justice for the poor

  • pefiom

    Although Im not condoning what the Employee did. The Sentence is too much. The situation in Nigeria is so desperate that folks are turning to serious crimes like Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and embezzlement. Sentence like this should be reserved for corrupt politicians who Betray the trust of the people. How many politicians withen the last fifteen years have been convicted on financial fraud?

  • Northerner

    Arrrrrrgh!! Abeg na!
    Pardon the woman for the love of God! We are still in Stealing is not Corruption regime.

  • Kunle

    Thank God as Jonathan is leaving town, stealing is finally a punishable crime in Nigeria. Sai Buhari

  • True Nigerian

    Only petty thieves go to jail in Nigeria. An ex president’s wife stole a double in USD.
    Naija judiciary is a huge joke.