Court jails Uniilorin student for accommodation fraud

Chemistry Student of the University of Ilorin, Mr.Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobi was on Tuesday sentenced to Nine months imprisonment by an Ilorin High court for allegedly defrauding three students seeking hostel accommodation.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye who delivered the ruling also ordered Oluwatobi to pay the sum one hundred and five (105) thousand naira fine to serve as a deterrent to others

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) filed the court case against the affected student.

The convict ran into a problem when authorities of University of Ilorin reported his conducts to the EFCC that he defrauded three accommodation seekers.

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The charge sheet presented against the student at the court by the EFCC reads: “That you, Ajayi Joshua Oluwatobiloba, in November 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did cheat by deceiving one Anjorin Oluwabukolami Eniola, a University of Ilorin student when you fraudulently induced her to pay #45,000 into the bank account of one Hassan Adefemi Daniel for hostel accommodation;

“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”.

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