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UNIBEN Lecturer In Court For Taking Bribe From Student

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UNIBEN Lecturer In Court For Taking Bribe From Student

Post by SKOOKID on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm



A Benin High Court has heard the case of a
lecturer of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, who
was arraigned for allegedly accepting a bribe to
facilitate the transfer of a female student to the
Faculty of Law of the school.

The former Assistant Dean of UNIBEN’s Faculty
of Law, Mr. Isu-Ochiora Okogeri, is being
charged on a one-count charge of enriching
himself as a public officer by receiving
N100,000.00 from one Omoluwabi Elogho with
a promise to effect her course transfer to the
faculty of law, an offence punishable under
Section 98(b)(11) of the criminal code.

Edoseghe Oghogho Idahosa who is the head
of the intelligence unit in the security
department of the university, was Prosecution’s
first Witness, and he was led by the state
counsel, Kenneth Ugiagbe while giving
evidence in the case No MCK/94C/2013, saying
the accused person committed the offence on
December 31, 2012.

He told the court that the accused person, who
was also a member of Intra-Faculty Transfer
Board requested and received the alleged sum
of money from the prospective student, who
wanted transfer from the Faculty of Arts to the
Faculty of Law.

The student, according to the witness informed
his team that the lecturer had asked her to
bring the cash to him in his faculty office
instead of paying the said money into a bank
account, and was advised to play along so that
the lecturer could be caught red-handed.

The witness further told the court that his
surveillance team closely monitored them to
the faculty, where the accused person asked
the female student to board his SUV and
dropped her off near the main gate of the
school, where he (witness) ordered the security
officers at the gate to stop all the out-going
vehicles, as the lecturer was being monitored.

“I confronted the accused person over the said
money allegedly given him by the female
student and pleaded with him that search be
carried out on his vehicle. He became shocked
and dumbfounded. I also cleared the way to
enable him park his car at the security office
which he rebuffed and sped off.

“The witness further stated that they pursued
him with a motor bike to where he went to
drop the said money in the exhaust pipe of an
abandoned truck in the fueling station inside
the school and drove off from the scene,
unknown to him that he was closely monitored.

The security officer also told the court that
having engaged the accused person in a hot
chase, he was later apprehended near the fire
service station inside the campus and taken to
the security post for interrogation.

N17,000 was recovered from him and the said
N 100,000 was recovered from where he had
earlier hidden it, according to the security
officer.

The case was adjourned to August 21.

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