‘UNILAG lecturer’ swindles admissions seeker of N250k

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A self acclaimed University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer that collected N250,000 from an admissions seeker is standing trial at Ojo Magistrate Court in Lagos.

Isaac Obi is charged with three counts of false pretence, fraud and stealing.

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

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

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

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

The offences, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 78, 287, 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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

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

He adjourned the case until 4th March, for mention.

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