50-year-old man faces N350,000 admission scam charge

50-year-old man faces N350,000 admission scam charge

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:22 pm


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

Adesina, 50, who resides in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

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

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

“The accused collected the money to process admission for a degree programme for the complainant’s child.

“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).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 314 prescribes a 15-year jail term for offenders.

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

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, granted him N250,000 bail with two
sureties in like sum.

Layinka said the sureties must be gainfully employed and should also provide two years tax clearance.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 22 for mention.



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