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Man in court for defrauding parents of WASCCE fees

A 47-year-old man, Emmanuel Apeh, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Badagry magistrates’ court, Lagos, for defrauding five parents of a total of N200,000 intended…

A 47-year-old man, Emmanuel Apeh, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Badagry magistrates’ court, Lagos, for defrauding five parents of a total of N200,000 intended for fees for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCCE).

Apeh is facing a two-count charge of fraud and theft.

The prosecutor, ASP Akpan Nko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in December, 2021, at Newton College, Kilometre 25, Okokomaiko, Badagry Expressway, Lagos.

ASP Nko told the court that the defendant obtained N200,000 as registration fees from five parents under the pretext of using it to register their children for WASCCE.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to February 28. (NAN)