An Oyo State High Court has sentenced Akinluyi Akintunde to 3 years in prison for committing fraud over the internet.
24 year old Akinluyi Akintunde is a student of Agronomy at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,
Akintunde was brought to the court on March 13, 2013 to face a two count charge from obtaining money under false pretence. Specifically, he allegedly obtained the sum of $450.00 from one Robert Jackson (an American) via Western Union Money Transfer under a false pretence that he was a lady.
In his judgment, Justice Abass ordered that the sum of $450 recovered from the convict be returned to the victim, Robert Jackson through the United States Consulate as restitution.
Also, he also ordered that the laptop recovered from the convict in the course of his arrest be forfeited to the Federal Government.