NYSC Member Dupes Undergraduates Of N30 Million
A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is currently on the run after duping some students.
The NYSC member identified as Fidelis Chalokwu, who is serving in Zamfara State defrauded about 940 students of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola of over N30m .
The money was for their school fees.
The students, instead of using their ATM cards to make the payments, gave cash to Chalokwu and other online vendors who turned out to be fraudsters.
The students risked being restrained from sitting for the second semester examination, as they were considered ineligible by the bursary department of the university to sit for the examination because they had reportedly not yet paid their school fees.
According to the Students Union Government of the institution on Tuesday, preliminary investigations into the N30m school fees fraud linked Chalokwo, a former student of the university, had begun.
“More than 70% 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 added that Chalokwu who was wanted to account for his crime, claimed he had left the country. The SUG VP however said the varsity believed the suspect was still in the country and in Zamfara.
The Dean, Student Affairs, MAUTECH, Yola, Dr. Haruna Lawan, confirmed that over N30m was involved.