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Judge orders Yahoo boy to sweep court premises for 6 months over $2,400 fraud

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Bayo Taiwo, the presiding judge at a high court in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, has ordered one Adewale Tosin, an internet fraudster popularly known as Yahoo Boy, to sweep the court premises for 6 months over $2,400 fraud.


Tosin received the sentence after he pleaded guilty to defrauding an American man, Lylian Zamarippa, of the sum of $2,400 while pretending to be a female with the name Zielone Nyson.


According to the judgment, the judge maintained that Tosin would observe the community service from 8 am to 12 pm every working day. And that if he comes late or fails to show up to discharge his duties in any of the days within that 6 months, he would be made to serve a 2-year jail term even if he defaulted on the last day of the community service.


The Judge also stated that the convict must refund the $2,400 to the victim and forfeit his SUV, laptop, and iPhone to the federal government.


This is a great development, but shouldn't the Suv and all other properties seized from the convict be sold and used to pay the victim? 

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Adewale Tosin Bayo Taiwo Ibadan Lylian Zamarippa Oyo

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