A corps member serving in Zamfara, Fidelis Chalokwo, has been declared wanted.
The Punch reports that Chalokwo is wanted by the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, over N30m varsity school fees fraud involving 940 students.
NAIJ.com gathered that the the students had given their schools fees to Chalokwo instead of using their ATM card to pay it by themselves. But Chalokwo allegedly did not pay the school fees.
The 940 students will not be able to sit for the second semester examination. This is because they had reportedly not yet paid their school fees.
According to the Students Union Government of the institution on Tuesday, May 2, preliminary investigations into the N30m school fees fraud linked Chalokwo, a former student of the university, now performing his NYSC programme in Zamfara, of executing 70 per cent of the fraud.
“More than 70 per cent of the students swindled of their school fees said they paid to Fidelis Chalokwo, who is now performing his NYSC programme in Zamfara,” said Abubakar Lawan, the SUG Vice-President.
He went on to say that Chalokwo claimed he had left the country when he was contacted. The SUG VP said the varsity believed the suspect was still in the country and in Zamfara serving.
The Dean, Student Affairs, MAUTECH, Yola, Dr. Haruna Lawan, said over N30m was involved, adding that most of the students, instead of using their Automated Teller Machine cards to make the payments, gave cash to the online vendors who turned out to be fraudsters.
The school fees of each of the student ranges from N30,700 to N37,800 according to Dr Lawan. None of the money hit the account of the school as against Chalokwo's claims.
Responding to the allegations, Chalokwo posted on his Facebook page, saying the management of MAUTECH was trying to cover its ineptitude by using the 940 students to make up for its shortfall in revenues.
He dismissed any wrongdoing on his part. He said:
“The university should instead get the incompetent Flexisaf to account for the 940 failed registration rather than its current manhunt for me and my colleagues. But whatever you want to believe, please, note that my colleagues and I successfully paid your fees and registered for your courses for 2016 session.
“Let the FLEXISAF ICT explain the rest. It is a pity that the school bursar or management or whosoever is encouraging the manhunt of students cannot have a deep introspection and get the incompetent FLEXISAF to account for whatever losses the school probably must have recorded. The dubious list of 940 failed registration is the worst conspiracy theory ever.”
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