FRAUD ALERT! School Accountant Dupes 92Students In Lagos

The Chief Accountant of Home Science Association
School, Ikoyi, Lagos, western Nigeria, Adetoye
Adegoke, 50, has been arraigned before an
Igbosere Magistrate’s Court for allegedly
defrauding 92 students of the school of N13,164,

Adegoke was arrested by operatives of the Special
Fraud Unit, SFU, of the Nigeria Police, Milverton
Road, Ikoyi, Lagos and arraigned in court on a four-
count charge of obtaining money under false
presence and stealing.

The suspect was accused by the police of using his
position as the accountant of the institution to
forge the school management’s bank teller and
stamp to collect the school fees from the students
without authorization.

Some of the victims include Temilade Osofisan who
allegedly paid N25,000; Halim Kuku who paid
N54,000; Alabi Titurin paid N15,000; Joseph
Kudehinbu paid N15,000 and Sultan Adepitan who
paid N75,235 to the accountant.

The police prosecutor, SP Emerho Frank, told the
court that the accused committed the offence in
February, 2010 during working hours at 5, Ruxton
Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Frank said the offences the accused committed are
punishable under Sections 409, 363 (30) 312 (3)
and 285 (9) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State

Adegoke pleaded not guilty to the charge in the
open court and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. O.O
Fowowe, admitted the accused on bail in the sum
of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Justice Fowowe adjourned the matter till 23 April,
2014 for mention.
The defendant was, however, remanded in Ikoyi
Prison, pending when he will fulfill his