Kwara State High Court has convicted and sentenced Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, a four hundred level undergraduate of the University of Ilorin to three months Community Service for committing internet Fraud.
A statement by the media and Publicity department of EFCC said Ridwan got the jail term on Monday,after being arraigned on one-count charge, bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC).
While reviewing the facts of the case, Mahmoud Ibrahim Hamman, an Assistant Detective Superintendent with the EFCC, Ilorin zonal office said the defendant was arrested on March 16, 2020 at Pipeline, behind Princess hotel, Ilorin Kwara State, based on intelligence”.
“A search was conducted in his house and one Galaxy phone and laptop were recovered, we analysed them and discovered an email box where several fraudulent messages were printed in his presence ”
Delivering judgment in Ilorin,Justice Sikiru Oyinloye convicted and sentenced the defendant, based on exhibits tendered and the proof of evidence brought before the court.
The Judge ordered the convict to clear the drainage at Bekind filing Station near Tipper Garage, Tanke up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.
He said the convict should get a notice of clearance from the Registrar of the University of Ilorin and the Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, adding that failure to do so would attract him six months imprisonment.
The court also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Fifty Thousand Naira( N50,000) in addition to the Community Service.