An Oyo State High Court, on Tuesday, has sentenced a 35-year-old bartender, identified as  Godwin Job, to eight years’ imprisonment for stealing from his employer’s account.

NEWSNAIJA learned that Job stole the Fidelity Bank Automated Teller Machine card also known as ATM  belonging to his boss, named  Olufemi Odusanya, and withdrew the sum of N1,079,290 from his account.

NEWSNAIJA further learned that the convict made 14 transactions within two hours through the ATM and Point of Sales terminal.

Odusanya petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and was afterward arrested.

According to the Anti-graft Agency, Job was on August 17, 2020, arraigned before Justice Bayo Taiwo on two counts bordering on stealing but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Delivering his judgment on Tuesday, Justice Taiwo held that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Justice sentenced Job to four years’ imprisonment on each count, which will run concurrently, and ordered him to refund the money stolen from his boss.

The charges read, “That you, Godwin Job, aka Nifemi, sometime in August 2019 or thereabout, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court, did steal an Automated Teller Machine card, property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, thereby committing an offense punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

“That you, Godwin Job, aka Nifemi, sometime in August 2019 or thereabout, at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this court, did steal the sum of N1,079,290, the property of Olufemi Joseph Odusanya, thereby committing an offense punishable under Section 390 (9) Criminal Code, Cap 38, Law of Oyo State, 2000.”