A 19-year-old science undergraduate of the University of Ilorin, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi, on Tuesday, stowed a nine-month prison term for duping three undergraduates looking for inn settlement.
The charge sheet brought against indicted Oluwatobi by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, read.
“That you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi, in the period of November 2019, in Ilorin inside the locale of this respectable court, cheated by deluding one Anjorin Oluwabukolami Eniola,
a college of Ilorin understudy, when you deceitfully prompted her to pay N45,000 into GT financial balance number 045262140 of one Hassan Adefemi Daniel
for lodging convenience, the portrayal you knew to be bogus and consequently dedicated an offense in spite of Section 320 of the Penal code and culpable under Section 322 of a similar code.”
Equity Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara state high court in Ilorin, indicted and condemned the respondent to nine months detainment.
The preliminary adjudicator likewise fined the convict N105,000 to fill in as a hindrance to other people.
Owolabi ran into inconvenience when the University of Ilorin specialists revealed his behaviors to the EFCC charging that he swindled three inn convenience searchers.
While passing the sentence, Justice Oyinloye stated, ” the litigant was brought under the watchful eye of this Court on a three-check charge, the charges were perused to him and he conceded.
“This court acknowledge the proof of the arraignment, the single direction declarations of the sole indictment witness,” the appointed authority noted.
“This good court is of the view that the indictment has demonstrated its case past sensible uncertainty, the court thus sees you Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi as liable of tallies 1, 2, and 3.
“You are therefore indicted for the offense,” Justice Oyinloye announced.
In his allocutos, J An O Ayinde encouraged the court “to temper equity with leniency and give his customer an alternative of fine instead of custodial sentence.”
Reacting, the indictment counsel, Andrew Akoja, stated, “My Lord, the issue of condemning is inside the prudence of the court.”
Equity Oyinloye condemned Oluwatobi to a quarter of a year’s enhancement for checks 1, 2, and 3.
He said the sentence would run simultaneously with an extra fine of N105,000.