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Alleged fake lecturer nabbed for admission fraud 


By Felix Kuyinu

Nigeria police

A self-proclaimed lecturer with Lagos State University (LASU), Olalekan Kalejaiye, has been arrested and arraigned over his alleged involvement in an act of providing admission placement to unsuspecting seekers under false pretense in the institution.

Kalejaye, according to the Police prosecutor, Kenneth Asibor, was alleged to have swindled the admission seekers to the tune of millions of Naira, assuring them that he would secure admission for them to study various courses in the University.

Asibor said that luck ran against Kalejaye when a victim, Olabanji Lola, sighted him within the LASU premises, raised an alarm and the suspect was arrested and handed over to the police at the Ojo division for further investigation.

Asibor said, “The accused addresses himself as Dr. Kalejaye and that he holds a Ph.D Degree. During interrogation, he admitted not being a staff of the university and that he worked through various agents contacted by admission seekers.”

Kalejaiye was subsequently charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court with fraud and operation under false pretense. He pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned case till April 16, 2018 while Kailejaiye was remanded in prison custody pending when he would perfect his bail conditions.