Justice Bayo Taiwo of an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, today, Thursday, June 30, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Shotayo Shola Olayinka to six months community service on a one-count charge of impersonation.

The one count charge reads, “that you, Shotayo Shola Olayinka ‘M’ on or about the 11th of February, 2022 in Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, created a profile on a dating website with the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. whereby you represented yourself with the name Rebecca Wayne, an American from Washington DC, and by this means you obtained benefits and gained advantage (including benefiting from one Martin Galusha the sum of $190 Dollars and other benefits including an iPhone pro mobile handset and an HP laptop), a pretext which you knew to be false, and you thereby committed an offence.”

He pleaded “guilty” to the charge when read to him.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Sanusi Galadanchi informed the court that the convict had entered into a “plea bargain” agreement with the Commission. He reviewed the facts of the case, tendered the documents and confessional statements of the defendant which were admitted in evidence. He then urged the court to convict and sentence Shotayo as charged.

Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced Shotayo to six months community service.

The convict was ordered to restitute his victims and forfeit all items recovered from him to the Federal Government.

 

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30 June, 2022