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Court remands 50-year-old trader in prison for defrauding students of N136,000 WAEC fees

Court remands 50-year-old trader in prison for defrauding students of N136,000 WAEC fees

- A trader in Lagos has been arraigned for defrauding some students of N136, 000 meant for WAEC fees

- M.I. Dan Oni, the magistrate, who presided over the case, ruled that the accused, Sam Favour, should remain in court till investigation on the case is concluded

- The case has been adjourned till Wednesday, May 16

A 50-year-old trader, Sam Favour, was on Wednesday, May 9, remanded in Kirikiri Prisons after pleading guilty to defrauding some students of WAEC fees to the tune of N136, 000.

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, said the convict should remain behind bars pending sentence, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Favour was accused of collecting N136, 000 from four students on the pretext of assisting them to register for the West African School Certificate Examination (WAEC).

The accused, who resides at No. 12, Akinwale Street, Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos, is facing an eight-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining under false pretences.

The prosecutor, Victor Eruada, had earlier told the court that the accused fraudulently collected various sums from four students on pretext that he would registered them for the WAEC.

The accused, instead, converted the money to personal use, he said. Eruada alleged that the accused collected N31,000 from Benedict Membis, N35,000 from Okorocha Christianah, Ainiete John and Samuel Okunowo respectively.

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He said the accused committed the offences sometime in December 2017 at his residence. The offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015.

The magistrate, M.I. Dan Oni, adjourned the case until Wednesday, May 16 for facts and sentence.

Meanwhile, reported that an Abuja grade 1 area court had sentenced a man, identified as Muhammad Umar to one month imprisonment for theft of a mobile phone from a former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu.

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