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50 year old man risks 15 years in jail over University admission scam

A 50-year-old man, Enilolobo Adesina, was yesterday, August 2 2017, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a man of N350, 000 on the pretext of processing university admission for his son.

The accused who resides in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.

Police Prosecutor, Donjor Perezi told the court that the accused committed the offences between April 4 and April 12, 2013 at Oshodi area of Lagos State.

Perezi said the accused collected N350,000 from the complainant, Mr Omosowoeni Edamisan, with a promised to secure admission into the University of Ibadan for his son.

“The accused collected the money to process admission for a degree programme for the complainant’s child. Few days after the accused received the money through his Access Bank and GTbank accounts, he refused to pick his calls and all efforts made by the complainant to get his money back were unsuccessful,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). Section 314 prescribes a 15 year jail term for offenders.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Ruling on the bail, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, granted him N250,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be gainfully employed and should also provide two years tax clearance.

The case was adjourned until Tuesday, August 22, 2017 for mention.

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