- A 39-year-old suspect is accused of claiming to be a lecturer at the University of Lagos
- The suspect, Isaac Obi, is facing three counts of false presence, fraud and stealing following arraignment by the police
- Obi is alleged to have collected the sum of N250,000 from one Lucky Ikeduba with a promise to secure admission for him into the University of Lagos
A 39-year-old man who has reportedly been claiming to be a lecturer at the University of Lagos has been arrested and is being arraigned before an Ojo magistrates’ court in Lagos.
The suspect, Isaac Obi, is facing three counts of false presence, fraud and stealing following his arrest by the police in Lagos state.
The police prosecutor Simon Uche told the court that the suspect presenting himself as a lecturer from the University of Lagos to one Lucky Ikeduba.
The suspect was also accused of collecting the sum of N250,000 from Ikeduba with a promise to secure admission for him into the university.
The police told the court that Obi’s conduct contravened the provisions of sections 78, 287, 314 of the criminal law of Lagos state 2015.
In his response, however, the defendant, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The magistrate, Adesanya admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case until March 4, for mention.
Meanwhile, as issues between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government continue over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the latter has explained its benefits.
The government is allaying the fears of the lecturers, adding that the IPPIS will address what it calls the genuine concerns of the tertiary institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, said this in reaction to issues raised by the committee of vice-chancellors of federal universities during a visit to his office.
Idris explained that the IPPIS is not intended to take away the autonomy of the universities in the country but to make the system run more efficiently.
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