30 C

Varsity student sentenced to 13 years jail term in Ondo


1min read

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced a university student, Fisayo Adetoro to 13 years imprisonment with a fine of N1,000,000  naira.

Sitting judge on the case, Folashade Olubanjo found him guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering.

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal branch had arraigned Adetoro on January 18, 2017, over six-count charges bordering on money laundry, impersonation among others.

Adetoro pleaded not guilty to the charges prefered against him by the anti-graft agency two years ago.

According to the EFCC, the allegation included falsely representing himself to be Bawa Mohammed Sanni to defraud his victims of thousands of US dollars.

EFCC said the convict used a phoney name and his photograph to obtain a Nigerian driver’s license before he was apprehended by the commission.

“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,” EFCC wrote.

- Advertisement -

Meanwhile, another female Pastor identified as Mercy Daniel Ogbonnaya arraigned by the EFCC was remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Centre over N23m scam.

Ogbonnaya was arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over allegations of obtaining money through false pretence.

EFCC said the act is contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

According to the commission, the sitting judge on the case, Isaq Mohammed Sani remanded Ogbonanya at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre in Rivers state.

Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via [email protected], on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


Buhari jets out to Saudi with Sylva, Pantami, Dangote, others for summit

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Saudi Arabia on Monday with leading Nigerian business...

Oyo jailbreak: Over 300 still missing, says Makinde

OVER 300 inmates who escaped from Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo State Friday night...

Bauchi poly sacks two lecturers for ‘sexually assaulting’ female students

The Federal Polytechnic in Bauchi has terminated the appointments of two lecturers of the institution...

Eight years after, controversy and inflation slow down Ilesha-Baruba – Gwanara road project

By Dare AKOGUN Between 2013 and 2019, the Kwara State Government awarded contracts for major...

Tambuwal writes Buhari, seeks suspension of telecommunication blockade in Sokoto

SOKOTO State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter