University student jailed in Ibadan for love scam

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday secured the conviction of one Oluwatoyin Henry before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on one count of obtaining by false pretense.

Penpushing reports that the  Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren said that convict, who  claimed to be a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho pleaded guilty to the amended charge after a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution.

The spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) noted that the convict based on his plea was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison, adding that the convict was also ordered to restitute the sum of $1,200 USD  to his victim, and forfeit his iPhone 11, one Infinix Hot 5 and a Nokia phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The charge reads: “That you Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley, when you falsely represented to him that you are a citizen of United States of America by name Amanda, who is in love with him which representations you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence.”

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