Court convicts UNIILORIN student over accommodation fraud


By Demola Akinyemi

ILORIN- A 19-year-old Chemistry Student of the University of Ilorin, Mr.Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi was on Tuesday sentenced to Nine months imprisonment by an Ilorin High court docket for allegedly defrauding three college students looking for hostel lodging.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye who delivered the ruling additionally ordered Oluwatobi to pay the sum 100 and 5 (105) thousand naira high quality to function a deterrent to others

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) filed the court docket case towards the affected pupil.

The convict bumped into an issue when authorities of University of Ilorin reported his conducts to the EFCC that he defrauded three lodging seekers

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The cost sheet offered towards the scholar on the court docket by the EFCC reads: “That you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobiloba, in November 2019, in Ilorin, inside the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did cheat by deceiving one Anjorin Oluwabukolami Eniola, a University of Ilorin pupil whenever you fraudulently induced her to pay N45,000 into the checking account of 1 Hassan Adefemi Daniel for hostel lodging;

“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”.

The prosecution Counsel Mr. Andrew Akija informed the court docket that ” the defendant was introduced earlier than this honourable Court on a three-count cost, the fees have been learn to him and he pleaded responsible, this Court accepts the proof of the prosecution, the one-way testimonies of the Sole Prosecution witness, the unchallenged and uncontradicted testimonies”

Counsel to the defendant in his allocution, J.A.O Ayinde urged the Presiding Judge to mood justice with mercy and provides his shopper an possibility of high quality fairly than a custodial sentence.

Responding, Prosecution Counsel, Andrew Akoja mentioned “My Lord, the issue of sentencing is within the discretion of the Court, I want the Court to use its discretion in sentencing the convict ”

After listening to the events, Justice Oyinloye sentenced Oluwatobi to a few months imprisonment on rely 1, 2, and three.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye in his ruling mentioned, “This honourable Court is of the view that the prosecution has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, the Court hereby finds you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi guilty of Count 1, 2 and 3. You are hereby convicted for the offence ”

According to him, the sentence is to run concurrently.


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Court convicts UNIILORIN student over accommodation fraud

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