Isaac Obi, an acclaimed University of Lagos Unilag lecturer that collected N250,000 from an admission seeker is standing trial at Ojo Magistrate Court in Lagos.
Obi is charged with three counts of false pretence, fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 1, 2019 in Lagos.
He alleged that the defendant presented himself as lecturer from the University of Lagos to one Lucky Ikeduba.
The prosecution also alleged that the accused lied to Ikeduba that he can secure admission into the university.
According to prosecution, the defendant requested and obtained N250,000 from the complainant to ”facilitate” the admission process.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 78, 287, 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. Magistrate A.A. Adesanya admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until March 4, for mention.