Court Jails Undergraduate 3 Years For Love Scam

Akinluyi Akintunde: Jailed for love scam...Photo: courtesy EFCC

Justice Akintunde Abass on Tuesday, at the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced Akinluyi Akintunde, a 24-year old Agronomy undergraduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso to 3 years imprisonment without an option of fine.

A statement by the spokesperson for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, says Mr. Akintunde was arraigned before the court on March 13, 2013 on a two count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.

Specifically, he allegedly obtained the sum of $450.00 from one Robert Jackson (an American) via Western Union Money Transfer under a false pretence that he was a lady.

In his judgment, Justice Abass ordered that, as restitution, the sum of $450 recovered from the convict be returned to the victim, Robert Jackson through the United States Consulate.

The judge also ordered that the laptop recovered by the EFCC from the convict in the course of his arrest be forfeited to the Federal Government.

 


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