Court Order 2 Internet Fraudsters to Sweep Court Premises For 6 Months

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On Friday, a High Court in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, ordered an internet fraudster, Adewale Tosin, to clean the court premises for six months.

Tosin was punished by Justice Bayo Taiwo after pleading guilty to scamming an American man, Lylian Zamarippa, of $2,400 (about N1.4 million at N575 to a dollar) while posing as a woman named Zielone Nyson.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Justice Taiwo ordered that the convict perform community service from 8:00 a.m. to noon every working day.

“If the offender fails to show up for community service or arrive late on any of the days, even if it occurred at the last minute, he will be sentenced to two years in jail.”

“The defendant must repay the victim $2,400 and surrender his SUV automobile, laptop, and iPhone to the federal government,” the judge said.

Mr. Festus Ojo, the prosecuting counsel, told the court earlier that the convict committed the crime between February 2020 and January 2021.

The convict, according to Ojo, accepted a plea bargain deal with the commission and requested that the court enter it as a court decision.
Mr. M. A. Rufai, the Defense Counsel, had asked with the court to change the sentence to non-custodial or a fine alternative.

In a related event, the Judge ordered Tunde Adejuwon, another convicted online fraudster, to sweep the courthouse for five months and forfeit his Lexus car and blue iPhone to the Nigerian Government.

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