The management of Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Yola, Adamawa State have declared a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member Fidelis Chalokwo, wanted over N30m Univeristy school fees fraud involving 940 students.
According to a report about 940 students of Modibbo Adama University risk being prevented from sitting for their second semester examination.
According to investigations by the Students Union Government; “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.
Abubakar added that Chalokwo who was wanted to account for his crime, claimed he had left the country.
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.
He said the least of the school fees involved was N30,700, while other victims of the scams paid as much as N37,800 in school fees which never hit the school account.
However, Chalokwo, posting on his Facebook page, said the management of MAUTECH was trying to cover its ineptitude by using the 940 students to make up for its shortfall in revenues.
He said, “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.”