As if the spirit of a dead Lagosian is fighting back, the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced three men Kasumu Ademola, Salau Mikailu, and Ganiyu Ishola to 20 years imprisonment for usurping his stocks worth N45.6m.
Justice Chukwuejekwu Aneke jailed the trio after he found them guilty of the offence.
The convicts, who were first arraigned in 2019, had pleaded not guilty to all eight counts and they were admitted to bail on various terms.
However, the convicts in 2021, informed the court of their intentions to change their earlier not-guilty plea, and they pleaded guilty to the charges.
The three convicts were accused of conspiring and unlawfully converting 298,550 stocks of a deceased man, the late Joseph Adeyemi, valued at N34m.
They were also said to have unlawfully retained the aggregate of the sum of N9.481m, in their bank account.
Delivering judgment, Justice Aneke sentenced the convicts to five years in each of the four counts.