EFCC arraigns illegal Polytechnic operator for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned one Johnson Babalola, before the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly operating an illegal Polytechnic and perpetrating fraud.

According to a statement by EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect was arrested “following a petition from the National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna, alleging that he was operating an illegal Polytechnic named Teedek Polytechnic at Ilogbo, Ekiti State and extorting gullible students.”

One of the counts reads, “that you John Babatola sometime between the month of August, 2013 and March 2015 at Ilogbo Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N118,000.00 (One Hundred and Eighteen Thousand Naira) from Adakeja Thomas Olusola, when you falsely represented that the money represented tuition fees towards the award of National Diploma Certificate by Teedek Polytechnic and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006”.

The accused was granted bail in the sum of Two Million Naira with two sureties in like sum.

Justice Taiwo ordered  ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions and adjourned the case till October 18, 24 and 27.

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