Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Poly lecturer remanded in prison for employment scam

Mustapha Ilyas Abdulwasiu, an accounting lecturer with the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State has been remanded in Mandala Correctional Centre over employment scam.

Abdulwasiu was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal office on Tuesday with nine counts of employment scam and obtaining money by false pretence.

He was docked before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The defendant allegedly defrauded many job seekers, on the pretext of helping them secure employment at the institution.

The 36- year-old Lecturer “pleaded not guilty” when the charge was read to him.

In view of his plea, prosecuting counsel, A.A Adebayo urged the court to fix a date for trial to enable the prosecution to prove its case, and order the remand of the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Service custody.

Defence Counsel, M. O Balogun moved an oral application for the bail of the defendant.

Justice Oyinloye however asked the defence to present a written application and adjourned the hearing till November 7.

The Judge also ordered the remand of the defendant in Mandala Correctional facility, pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.