Unilorin Student To Clean Drainage For 3 Months Over Romance Scam

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Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin has convicted and sentenced

One Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, a four hundred level undergraduate of the University of Ilorin has been sentenced to three months Community Service for committing a romance scam.

The EFCC in a statement, said Ridwan was arraigned on a one-count charge, which bordered on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC)

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin sentenced him, having found him guilty.

His punishment requires him to clear the drainage at Bekind filing Station near Tipper Garage, Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.

The charge read

That you,Akinsanya Riwan (a.k.a Alex James) sometime in March, 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation by pretending and representing yourself to be a white man called Alex James to an unsuspected white woman, Stewart Sonia on a dating site called Hangout as it is contained in your gmail account: alexjames789123@gmail.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the one-count charge.

While reviewing the facts of the case, Mahmoud Ibrahim Hamman, an Assistant Detective Superintendent with the EFCC, Ilorin zonal office told the court ” My Lord, the defendant was arrested on March 16, 2020 at Pipeline, behind Princess hotel, Ilorin Kwara State, based on intelligence”.

He added that a search was launched by the EFCC into his apartment and one Galaxy phone and laptop were recovered.

He noted that when the items were analysed, they discovered an email box where several fraudulent messages were printed in his presence

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Oyinloye convicted and sentenced the defendant, based on exhibits tendered and the proof of evidence brought before the court.

The Judge ordered the convict to clear the drainage at Bekind filing Station near Tipper Garage, Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.

He said the convict should get a notice of clearance from the Registrar of the University of Ilorin and the Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, adding that failure to do so would attract him six months imprisonment.

The court also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Fifty Thousand Naira( N50,000) in addition to the Community Service.

 

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