Fake Unilag Lecturer Arraigned Over Alleged Fraud, Stealing
The police in Lagos, today, arraigned a 39-year-old fake lecturer, Isaac Obi, before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Obi is charged with 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 lecturer from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to one Lucky Ikeduba.
The prosecution also alleged that the accused lied to 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 offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 78, 287, 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, and punishable under the same Laws.
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.
Magistrate Adesanya, while adjourning the matter till March 4, for mention, ordered that the fake lecturer be remanded in custody of Nigerian Correctional Services.
Source -: Daily Trust