By Boye Ajayi
A 32-year-old, Oyelakin Babatunde, a self-acclaimed fashion designer, has been sentenced to four months of intensive community service for obtaining money under false pretences from some unsuspecting foreigners, reports Persecondnews.
Babatunde, who was arrested in September 2020, allegedly obtained money fraudulently from the foreigners through Amazon and iTunes gift cards as well as Western Union and MoneyGram money transfer.
He had pleaded guilty to the charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
While sentencing the fraudster, Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, ordered that he should do community service for four months.
The court also 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.
The offence contravened Section 421 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.