Student steals N25m from father’s account for betting, partying


A professor of Guidance and Counseling at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Mary Grace Fajonyomi, has said that a student hacked his father’s bank account, withdrew over N25 million from his gratuity and used part of the money to play Bet9ja and organised a party for his girlfriend.

The don disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at a stakeholders’ dialogue themed: “Stemming the Tide of Social Vices Among Students: Panacea for Growth”, organised by the Kwara State Government.

She expressed concern about the level of moral decadence, calling on parents and the government to stand up to the menace.

She said, “I have served as a member of the Anti-Sex for Grade Committee at various universities and chairman of Exam Malpractice Committee at Unilọrin.

“There are many cases we are handling about students who are not able to register because they have used their school fees for gambling, especially Bet9ja.

“We had a case of internet fraud where a student got his father’s ATM card, hacked his account and withdrew over N25m from his gratuity which he used to play Bet9ja and lavished the rest to throw a party for his girlfriend.”

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While noting that sexual harassment was becoming an epidemic in tertiary institutions in the country despite measures by authorities to curb it, she said, “The prevalence of the scourge still calls for concern, and the growing trend among lecturers/university workers and students is alarming. All of us are neck deep into it, and there must be collective efforts to fight it for the benefit of the children and society at large.”

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