Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State Excessive Court docket, Ilorin, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced 19-year-old Chemistry undergraduate of College of Ilorin, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi to 9 months imprisonment for defrauding three fellow college students who had been looking for lodging.
The convict was prosecuted on three count-charges by the Ilorin Zonal Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee ( EFCC).
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One of many prices learn: “That you simply, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobiloba, within the month of November 2019, in Ilorin, inside the jurisdiction of this honorable court docket, did cheat by deceiving one Anjorin Oluwabukolami Eniola, a College of Ilorin scholar while you fraudulently induced her to pay N45,000.00 (Forty-five Thousand Naira) into the GTbank account 045262140 of 1 Hassan Adefemi Daniel for hostel lodging, a illustration you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 320 of the Penal Code and punishable below Part 322 of the identical Regulation.”
Justice Oyinloye discovered Oluwatobi responsible of all of the three-count prices and apart the jail time period, moreover ordered him to pay the sum N105,000 (One Hundred and 5 Thousand Naira) effective in order to function deterrent to others, nursing such against the law.
“This honourable court docket is of the view that the prosecution has proved its case past affordable doubt, the court docket hereby finds you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi responsible of Rely 1, 2 and three. You’re hereby convicted for the offence,” he stated.
Every rely attracts three months imprisonment, which runs concurrently.
The convict bumped into hassle when the College of Ilorin reported a case of defrauding three accommodation- looking for college students to the EFCC.