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Admission Seeker Pays N250,000 To ‘Fake UNILAG Lecturer’

The police in Lagos on Friday arraigned a 39-year-old fake lecturer, Isaac Obi before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ojo area of the state.

Obi was docked before the court on a three-counts charge of false pretence, fraud and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 1, 2019 in Lagos.

He alleged that the defendant presented himself as a lecturer from the University of Lagos to one Lucky Ikeduba.

The prosecution also alleged that the accused lied to Ikeduba that he can secure admission into the university.

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According to prosecution, the defendant requested and obtained N250,000 from the complainant to ”facilitate” the admission process.

The police prosecutor insisted that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 78, 287, 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate A.A. Adesanya admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He then m adjourned the case until March 4, for mention.

29th February 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph