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Witness testifies against Offa Polytechnic lecturer in court



in Offa, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N550,000 from one Mustapha Kabir.

“By false pretence that you were in charge of employment at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, and you obtained the money for the purpose of securing employment for the said Mustapha Kabir and his wife, Ganiyatu Jimoh.

“A representation you knew to be false, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006.’’

The witness, Bello, had told the court that the defendant told him, sometimes ago, that he was the one in charge of employment at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa.

“He said a slot (employment) is N100,000 and asked me to look for job seekers for an automatic appointment.

“I took three persons to him.

“They are, Chinedu Kingsley, Amubieya Raphael Oluwafemi and Adedara Anthony.

“He said they should pay the money into my account and later transfer the money to him, and they all paid the money and I transferred same to him,’’ the witness said.

The presiding judge, Sikiri Oyinloye, adjourned the case until March 11, for the commencement of trial.


Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde/Muhammad Suleiman Tola 

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