First Class Undergraduate Bags 13 Years Jail Term For Impersonation, Fraud
A final year student of Business Administration in a private university located in Ondo State, Fisayo Adetoro has bagged a 13-year-jail term after Justice Folashade Olubanjo of the Federal High Court 1, Akure found him guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Adetoro was sentenced to cumulative 13 years in prison and N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) fine.
The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a criminal case against the convict, who was said to be a first class candidate on 4.5 Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA).
According to a statement posted on the Facebook of the commission, the student was originally arraigned on January 18, 2017 on a six-count charge, but pleaded not-guilty to all the charges.
The statement added that the allegations against him 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 statement reads in part.
“The court sentenced him to five years imprisonment with a fine of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) 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 statement concluded.