November 16, 2021

Undergraduate jailed one year for lottery scam

A Kwara High Court sitting in Ilorin, on Wednesday, sentenced one Udoh Okon to one year at a correctional centre for an offence bordering on lottery scam.

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission secured the conviction.

The presiding judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, found the defendant guilty of the offence, following his plea bargain.

The judge said, “I have carefully considered the facts and circumstances of this case, especially the lone count charge, the plea of guilt by the defendant and the unchallenged evidence of the prosecution.

“It is the opinion of this honorable court that the defendant is guilty as charged,” the judge said.

Oyinloye, however, gave the convict a N200,000 option of fine.

He ordered the forfeiture of a N206,000 bank draft, raised as restitution by the convict, and the iPhone which he used in perpetrating the crime to…

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