A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has acquitted an entrepreneur, Damilola Adeyeri, and his mother, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri of alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) had in 2020 wrote a petition against the mother and son, leading to their arrest.
However, in a judgment by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, Damilola and his mother were acquitted, putting an end to the protracted and gruelling legal ordeal.
The prime suspect told newsmen after he regained his freedom from the Lagos detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that their exoneration came about when new and compelling evidence surfaced, leaving no room for doubt regarding their innocence on all counts.
According to Damilola, the conviction issued earlier was rightfully overturned, and the mother and son were discharged and acquitted of wrongdoing.
“I thank God for vindicating me and my mother. It has been an incredibly trying time for us, but the truth has ultimately prevailed.
“Now, I am eager to put this chapter behind me and move forward with my life,” he told reporters.
Meanwhile, a Shari’a court sitting in Gama PRP Kano State on Tuesday sentenced Abubakar Musa to 17 months in prison for stealing two cell phones worth 165,000.00.
Abubakar Musa, a resident of Atlanta, is accused of entering a house without permission and committing theft.
Prosecutor, Aliyu Abidin Murtala, read the charges against him before the court and he pleaded guilty.
He said the man entered a house and stole two cell phones worth two hundred and sixty-five thousand naira (165,000.00) when the owner was sleeping at night.
The prosecutor asked the court to consider the. evidence and judge him, and the court accepted the request.
Justice Mallam Nura Yusuf Ahmad, therefore, sentenced him to five months in prison for breaking into a house and one year in prison for the crime of theft.