Fraudster sent to prison for 2nd time in 17 months

The convict has been jailed for seven years, over a year after he was jailed for three months for fraud.

Joshua Ajayi Oluwatobiloba served time in prison last year, and will make a return upon his second conviction [EFCC]

A 29-year-old fraudster has been convicted for a second time in just 17 months after he returned to his criminal ways upon release from prison.

Joshua Ajayi Oluwatobiloba last week pleaded guilty to a four-count charge bordering on fraud, attempt to defraud, and impersonation.

The serial fraudster was accused of pretending to be Dean, Student Affairs of the University of Ilorin to scam unsuspecting students seeking to pay school fees, and get hostel accommodation.

He also pretended to be one Dr Efuntayo Oluwatobi, a lecturer in the university's Chemistry Department, to run his scam.

Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin sentenced him to seven years in prison on each count, to run concurrently, in a ruling delivered on Monday, November 29, 2021.

The judge also ordered the convict to restitute his victims.

Oluwatobiloba was similarly sentenced to three months in prison in June 2020 on similar charges.

As an undergraduate of University of Ilorin, he defrauded three fellow students who were seeking accommodation.

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