Judge Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Coourt, who is based in Ilorin, has sentenced Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, a four-hundred-year-old student at Ilorin University (UNILORIN), to three months of community service for committing romance fraud.
The service requires him to clear the drainage at the Behind Filing Station near the Tipper Garage in Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for three months from September 2, 2020.
Ridwan was sentenced to prison on Monday, August 31, 2020 after being charged with cyber fraud and other fraudulent offenses by the Ilorin Zone Office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
The indictment read: “That you, Akinsanya Riwan (aka Alex James), tried to commit an offense of personal fraud by pretending to be in Ilorin, Kwara State, under the jurisdiction of this court of honor at some point in March 2020 or approximately To be yourself A white man named Alex James committed a crime to an unexpected white woman, Stewart Sonia, on a dating site called Hangout, as found on your Gmail account: [email protected] which violates Section 95 of the Criminal Code and is criminalized Laws of Northern Nigeria “
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges.
While Mahmoud Ibrahim Hamman, deputy detective superintendent at the EFCC, was investigating the matter, he told the court: “Sir, the defendant was arrested on March 16, 2020 in pipeline behind the Princess Hotel in Ilorin Kwara State. based on intelligence ”.
“A search was carried out on his house and a Galaxy phone and laptop were recovered. We analyzed them and discovered an email box that printed several fraudulent messages in his presence.”
Judge Oyinloye sentenced and sentenced the accused on the basis of the exhibits submitted and the evidence presented in court.
The judge ordered the convict to clear the drainage in the Bekind filing station near the Tipper garage in gas tanks for three months from September 2, 2020 to the gate of the University of Ilorin.
He said the convict should receive a release notice from the Chancellor of Ilorin University and the Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Penitentiary, adding that it would result in a six-month sentence.
The court also ordered the convict to pay a fine of 50,000 naira (N50,000) in addition to community service.
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