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The police on Friday arraigned a 39-year-old fake lecturer, Isaac Obi, at Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Obi is charged with three counts of false pretence, fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. 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 a lecturer from the University of Lagos to one Lucky Ikeduba, News Agency of Nigeria reported.
The prosecution also alleged that the accused lied to Ikeduba that he could help him 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.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The presiding magistrate, A. A. 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, 2020.