A Young man identified as Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, has been sentenced to three months of community service for committing romance scam.
The culprit, a 400 Level student of UNILORIN, was jailed on Monday , August 31, 2020, by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, after being arraigned on a one-count charge, bordering on internet fraud by EFCC.
The charge read:
“That you,Akinsanya Riwan (a.k.a Alex James) sometime in March, 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation by pretending and representing yourself to be a white man called Alex James to an unsuspected white woman, Stewart Sonia on a dating site called Hangout as it is contained in your gmail account: [email protected] and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria”
Riwan was ordered to pay a fine of N50,000 in addition to the Community Service which requires him to clear the drainage behind a filling station, near Tipper Garage, Tanke, up to the gate of the University of Ilorin for Three Months commencing from September 2, 2020.