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Judge orders ‘Yahoo Boy’ to sweep court premises for 6 months

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Judge orders ‘Yahoo Boy’ to sweep court premises for 6 months

An Ibadan high court on Friday ordered internet fraudster Adewale Tosin to sweep the court premises for six months.

Judge Bayo Taiwo, convicted Tosin, after pleading guilty to defrauding an American man, Lylian Zamarippa, of the sum of 2,400 dollars by posing as a woman named Zielone Nyson.

Judge Taiwo ordered that community service be observed by the convict from 8 a.m. to noon every working day.

“The convicted person will serve a two-year prison sentence if he does not show up for the service of general interest or if he arrives late one day or another, even if it happened on the last day of service.

“The convict must reimburse the $ 2,400 to the victim and confiscate his SUV car, laptop and iPhone from the federal government,” the judge said.

Previously, the prosecutor, Festus Ojo, informed the court that the convict committed the offense between February 2020 and January 2021.

Ojo said the convict reached a plea bargaining agreement with the commission and urged the court to enter it as a court judgment.

Defense lawyer MA Rufai had argued in court to convert the sentence to a non-constodian or a fine option.

In a related development, the judge ordered another convicted internet fraudster, Tunde Adejuwon, to sweep the court premises for five months and confiscate his Lexus car and blue iPhone from the federal government.

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