University registrar arraigned for demanding bribe from ex-student

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has docked an Assistant Registrar of the University of Calabar Post-Graduate School, Emem Akpan, for allegedly demanding bribe from a former student of the school.

The Commission, in a charge sheet filed before Justice I. B. Itade of the Cross River State High Court, stated that the Assistant Registrar had conspired with one Promise Osundu who was a Project Manager in Seamfix Nigeria Limited for the University of Calabar Transcript Projects, to defraud one Susan Eno-Abasi Genschow of the sum of N110,500 in the course of processing her transcript and certificate.

Both suspects were alleged to have committed the crime sometime between 2019 and 2020, contrary to Section 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and punishable under Section 8 (1) (b) (ii) of the same Act.

The Commission however stated that the accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

“Counsel to Akpan, O. G. Onah, filed a bail application which was not opposed by ICPC Counsel, Kioba Anabrabra.

“Justice Itade, ruling on the bail application, granted them bail in the sum of N3m each with one surety in like sum.

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“The trial judge also ruled that the sureties must be public or civil servants working in Cross River State. The case was then adjourned to 21st October, 2021 for trial,” it said.

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