Court Slams 4 Months Community Service On Ibadan Fashion Designer

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*to  restitute £950 to victims,  forfeit one Lexus Rs350, Hp Laptop others to FG


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


An Oyo State High court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday sentenced a 32 years old fashion designer, Oyelakin Babatunde to four months of community service for cheating.
Oyelakin  was arraigned before Justice Omolara Adeyemi  by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The fashion designer was arrested in September 2020 for allegedly obtaining money by false pretense from unsuspecting foreigners through Amazon and iTunes gift cards as well as Western Union and MoneyGram money transfer.
According to EFCC, the offence contravenes Section 421 of the Criminal Code cap 38, laws of Oyo State, 2000 and punishable under the same section .
Oyelakin pleaded guilty to the one count charge brought against him by the EFCC and Justice Adeyemi sentenced him to 4 months Community service .
The judge also and ordered him to restitute the sum of £950 (Nine Hundred and Fifty British Pounds) to his victims and forfeit one Lexus Rs350, one silver Hp Laptop, one white Iphone 11, one golden iPhone wrist watch and one black Nokia phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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