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Fawas Lawal, Abeokuta
A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday, sentenced a 25-year-old final year student of the University of Ilorin,man,Adigun Oludele to one year imprisonment after the court found him guilty of offences bordering on love scam and internet fraud.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that, Oladapo was prosecuted on two counts by the Ilorin Zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to the EFCC, the suspects fraudulently obtained the sum of $6,3280.00 (Six Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty Eight United States Dollars) as benefit from the Ohio pandemic unemployment assistance Portal of the United States of America.
The court also ordered that the sum of N158,000 domiciled in the convict’s GTB account that was found to be proceed of unlawful transactions as well as his Lexus IS250 with registration number KJA 141 GU Lagos be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The judge also ordered the forfeiture of his iPhone 12, iPhone 7, Apple watch and 2 laptops, which were recovered from him at the point of arrest to the federal government.
The Defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, urged the court to convict the defendant. The defence counsel, T.A Hammed, did not oppose this position.
In his judgment, Justice Oyinloye said, ”This Honourable Court have not seen any reason why the defendant should not be convicted as the prosecution has placed enough materials before the court to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt”.
The judge consequently pronounced Adigun guilty and sentenced him to one year imprisonment with option of fine of N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).