Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran of the Chief Magistrate Court 1, Iwo Road, Ibadan on Friday, October 20, convicted one Adeleke Mary of the Oyo State Ministry of Lands to a year of imprisonment over corruption.
The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) secured the conviction of Adeleke after it had investigated a case submitted against her by a victim from whom she dubiously collected the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000.00).
The court also ordered the convict to refund the money to the victim within a month.
A statement by OYACA chairman, Justice Eni Esan stated that Adeleke was investigated by the agency and found culpable before her case file was handed over to the State’s Ministry of Justice for prosecution.
It read: “The Chief Magistrate Court 1, Iwo Road, Ibadan, Presided over by Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran (CM1) convicted today, Adeleke Ronke Mary, a civil servant of the Ministry of Lands for official corruption under Section 22 of the OYACA Law and the court sentenced her to a year term of imprisonment.
“Also, the court ordered the convict to refund the sum of N600,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Naira) collected from the victim within one month. Adeleke Ronke Mary has since been handed over to the officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service.”
Justice Eni Esan, however, said OYACA in its commitment towards zero tolerance for corruption within the public service in Oyo state is ready to rid the state of all forms of corrupt practices and to ensure that justice is served in all cases of corruption within Oyo state.