Ogunbodede, a professor and Anglican priest, jailed for 40 years over N177m fraud

Benjamin Ogunbodede, former Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Ibadan.

Ogunbodede, a Professor and a priest of the Anglican Church, was convicted on Tuesday alongside two others: Zacheus Tejumola, an accountant with the institute, and Omitowoju Janilekun, a contractor.

They were found guilty of a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion, and stealing of school subvention, which was brought against them by the EFCC.

Justice Ayo Emmanuel, who presided over the case, sentenced the accused persons to four years imprisonment for each of the counts, but ruled that it would run concurrently.

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