Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced 19-year-old Chemistry undergraduate of University of Ilorin, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi to nine months imprisonment for defrauding three fellow students who were seeking accommodation.
The convict was prosecuted on three count-charges by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC).
The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.
One of the charges read: “That you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobiloba, in the month of November 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, did cheat by deceiving one Anjorin Oluwabukolami Eniola, a University of Ilorin student when you fraudulently induced her to pay N45,000.00 (Forty-five Thousand Naira) into the GTbank account 045262140 of one Hassan Adefemi Daniel for hostel accommodation, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.”
Justice Oyinloye found Oluwatobi guilty of all the three-count charges and aside the prison term, additionally ordered him to pay the sum N105,000 (One Hundred and Five Thousand Naira) fine so as to serve as deterrent to others, nursing such a crime.
“This honourable court is of the view that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, the court hereby finds you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi guilty of Count 1, 2 and 3. You are hereby convicted for the offence,” he said.
Each count attracts three months imprisonment, which runs concurrently.
The convict ran into trouble when the University of Ilorin reported a case of defrauding three accommodation- seeking students to the EFCC.
You may be interested
Crowd storm Beat FM to get a glimpse of BBNaija winner, Laycon (Video)admin - October 1, 2020
Fans of Big Brother Naija season 5 winner, Laycon have taken over the vicinity of Beat FM office, Lagos to…
“My boyfriend has refused to pick my call “– Nengi opens up about her relationshipadmin - October 1, 2020
Reality TV star, Nengi consistently claimed she had a boyfriend outside the house, hence her reason for always turning down…
Comedy Video: The Cute Abiola – How Laycon Will Share The 85 Million Nairaadmin - October 1, 2020
Popular Nigerian comedian The Cute Abiola is here again with a new comedy, and in this new comedy Lawyerkunle invites…