LAUTECH Student bags 6 Months Jail Term for Fraud
A student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Oluwatoyin Henry has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for fraud.
Henry was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on one count charge of obtaining by false pretence before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan.
The EFCC accused that Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley.
The Commission said Henry told his victim that he was a citizen of United States of America by name Amanda, who is in love with him.
The convict, who claimed to be a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, pleaded guilty to the amended charge after a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution.
Based on his plea, he was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison.
He was also ordered to restitute the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of American Dollars to his victim, and forfeit his iPhone 11, one Infinix Hot 5 and a Nokia phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.