Crime

Court Sentences Man Four Month Community Service for Cheating

  Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan today sentenced Oyelakin Babatunde to four months of community service for cheating.

The 32-year-old Oyelakin Babatunde who claims to be a fashion designer, was arrested in September 2020. 

He allegedly obtained money by false pretense from unsuspecting foreigners through Amazon and iTunes gift cards as well as Western Union and MoneyGram money transfer.

Oyelakin pleaded guilty to the one count charge brought against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Aside the jail term, the court also ordered him to restitute the sum of £950 Nine Hundred and Fifty British Poundsto his victims and forfeit one Lexus Rs350, one silver Hp Laptop, one white Iphone 11, one golden iPhone wrist watch and one black Nokia phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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