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Court sentences football agent to 1 year in prison for absconding with player’s N900,000 (Vanguard)

Court sentences football agent to 1 year in prison for absconding with player’s N900,000  (Vanguard)

A Daura Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Wednesday, sentenced a 40-year-old football agent Olumide Otule, to one year imprisonment for absconding with a player’s N900,000. Magistrate Zainab Mohammed in her ruling, gave the convict an option to pay N50,000 fine. Mohammed also ordered Otule pay back the N900, 000, being the amount owed the complainant. Otule, a resident of No 7 Kofar Gamji Complex in Kaduna, was first arraigned on May 1, 2016 on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Prosecutor, Sunday Baba, told the court that Adebayo Owolabi of No DD5 Kabba Road in Kaduna wrote a letter of complaint to the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State on April 18, 2016. Read more

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