First Class Nigerian Student, Fisayo Adetoro Sentenced To 13-yr Imprisonment Over Fraud In Ondo

Published 4 weeks ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 25-01-2020 07:46AM (4 weeks ago)

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Fisayo Adetoro, a final year student of a private University located in Owo, Ondo State, Achievers University has been handed a 13-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Akure.

Adetoro, who was said to be a first class candidate on 4.5 Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA), was convicted by Justice Folashade Olubanjo after he was found guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering.

He was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office on January 18, 2017, on a six-count charge, but pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The allegations, according to the charge sheet, include falsely representing himself to be Bawa Mohammed Sanni to defraud his victims to the tune of thousands of United States Dollars.

He was also accused of using the fake name to register for a Nigerian Driver’s Licence bearing his photograph, as well as laundering sums running to millions of naira.

The EFCC, represented by Dr. Ben Ubi and Sanusi Galadanchi, called five witnesses, including two victims of his money laundering activities, to prove its case, while the accused called three witnesses.

After evaluating the arguments on both sides, the presiding judge found Adetoro guilty in four of the six charges.

He was sentenced to two years for falsification of documents (Count 2). and three years for uttering official document (Counts 3 and 4).

The court sentenced him to five years imprisonment with a fine of N1milion for money laundering (Count 6). The jail terms are to run concurrently.

Justice Olubanjo, however, considered the convict for suspended sentence of six months community service.

The judge yielded to his counsel’s pleadings which were premised on his health, academic standing and the fact that he had refunded all the money he fraudulently collected.

The suspended sentence, according to the court, would only stand if he observes the days without breaking.

The judge warned that if he misses one day within the six months stretch, the original sentence will be fully effected.

 Meanwhile, EFCC has arrested a suspected fraudster and imposter, Abdulrauf Illyasu, who operates around the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to report, Illyasu secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall, where he carried out his fraudulent activities.



kent209 at 25-01-2020 09:12AM (4 weeks ago)
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na innocent youths una power dey , see politicians wey be the main thieves una no go arrest them , na innocent youths wey una no wan give job una go dey disturb, make una free that boy before thunder wey no get break go finish una wivies and children
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Baye77 at 26-01-2020 06:27AM (3 weeks ago)
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You are lucky to have been given a second chance...go and be a good citizen. Stop being greedy and live within your legal earnings
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Baye77 at 26-01-2020 06:29AM (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: kent209 on 25-01-2020 09:12AM
na innocent youths una power dey , see politicians wey be the main thieves una no go arrest them , na innocent youths wey una no wan give job una go dey disturb, make una free that boy before thunder wey no get break go finish una wivies and children
You call a fraudster an "innocent youth"??have u started working hard and earning money for yourself??have u ever had your life savings made from your sweat swindled by a fraudster??? Do you know the havoc fraudsters have caused to individuals and families?? Please be careful with your words so God won't be angry with u.
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