Friday, July 1, 2022
Home Law & Judiciary Man Allegedly Defrauds 5 Parents Of Children’s WASSCE Fees

Man Allegedly Defrauds 5 Parents Of Children’s WASSCE Fees


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

A 47-year-old man, Emmanuel Apeh, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding five parents of N200, 000 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fees.

Apeh, whose address was not disclosed, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP Akpan Nko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in December, 2021, at Newton College, Kilometre 25, Okokomaiko, Badagry Expressway, Lagos.

See also  Alleged Fraud: Absence of Judge Stalls Oyo-Ita’s Trial

Nko alleged that the defendant obtained N200, 000 as registration fees from five parents under the pretext of wanting to use it to register their children for WASSCE, knowing the claim to be false.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendant stole the money by converting it to his personal use, noting that the offences contravened Sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

See also  Court Remands Bureau De Change Operator Over Alleged N12.7M Fraud
See also  DJ Jailed for Cloning Buratai’s Facebook Account

Section 287 stipulates three years’ jail term for stealing for any convicted offender.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

See also  I Will Commit Suicide If You Don’t Separate Us, Divorce-Seeking Man Tells Court

He adjourned the case until February 28 for mention.

© 2022, Scud News. All rights reserved.

- Advertisement -

Most Popular

Evah Hails Pa Edwin Clark @ 95, Says Contributions To Humanity Unprecedented

President of the Delta Izon Community in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Prince James Evah has described elder statesman and a...

OPINION: Delta 2023: Towards Achieving The Ijaw Dream

The Ijaws have been at the forefront in Delta State since the wake of this political dispensation in 1998.

99-Year-old Imo Farmer’s Passionate Message To Buhari

A 99-year-old farmer in Imo State has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation and offered advice.

10 Women Raped As Bandits Kill 360 Persons In Kaduna, Abduct 1, 389

Bandits in Kaduna State murdered 360 residents and abducted 1, 389 persons within a period of three months, the state government have said.
See also  Court Remands Bureau De Change Operator Over Alleged N12.7M Fraud

© 2020 – 2021, Scud News. All rights reserved.

%d bloggers like this: