Teacher Remanded For Duping 38 Students


A teacher allegedly attached to State High School, Mushin, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, Olusegun Oluranti, 31, has been charged to court for allegedly duping 38 students.

Oluranti was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court charged with a seven-count of obtaining money from 38 students under the false pretence to register them for the West African School Certificate Examinations, WASCE.

The police prosecutor, in charge of the suit number F/26/2011, alleged that the accused person collected N200,000 from Mrs. Fasasi Kudirat Omolara under the pretence of registering 11 students for the WASCE or National Examinations Council, NECO, examination.

The police also said Olusegun Oluranti obtained N130,000 from Omole Babatunde to register 11 students for the 2011 WAEC/NECO examinations and another N120,000 from Joloni Igbon to register six students for the same examinations.

The accused person allegedly collected N60,000 from Oluwole Ogunwemimo to register four students for NECO examination. He also obtained N270,000 from Ogunladun Olalekan to register 12 students for the May/June 2011 WASCE.

According to the police, Olusegun collected the total sum of N800,000 from 38 students but failed to register them for the WAEC/NECO 2011 examinations.

He was arrested at Mushin bus stop when one of the victims saw him and raised an alarm.

P.M.NEWS learnt that the police promptly arrived the scene and arrested the accused.

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He was moved to the nearest police station where he was transferred to Adeniji-Adele Police Station, Lagos Island.

The offences Olusegun Oluranti committed are contrary to and punishable under sections 484, 419 and 390(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap 17, Vol. II, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2004.

When the charge was read to him, the accused person pleaded not guilty.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs. J.O. Amope admitted him to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum who must provide evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The matter was adjourned till 10 August 2011 for mention.

Because he could not perfect his bail condition in good time, the court ordered Olusegun to be remanded at Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he would complete his bail papers.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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