An ex-convict identified as Joshua Ajayi Oluwatobi has bagged a 28-year jail sentence for impersonating a dean at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

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Mahmud Abdulgafar, the judge at the Kwara state high court in Ilorin, on Monday, convicted the 29-year-old.

Oluwatobi was said to have impersonated the student affairs dean in UNILORIN to defraud students seeking to pay school fees and charges for hostel accommodation.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ilorin had, on November 23, arraigned him on a four-count charge bordering on fraud, attempt to defraud, and impersonation to which he pleaded guilty.

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Oluwatobi had been convicted in June 2020 by Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara state high court for a similar offense.

After spending time at Mandala Correctional Centre, he was said to have gone back to crime, hence his re-arrest.

Following Oluwatobi’s plea of guilt, Andrew Akoja, the prosecuting counsel, presented a witness named Musa Muhammad Sani, an EFCC operative, through whom he reviewed the facts of the case backed with documents.

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Delivering judgment, the judge pronounced Joshua guilty of the four counts and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on each count to run concurrently.

The court also ordered the convict to refund and return to the victims what he had defrauded them of.



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