Varsity Declares Zamfara Corps Member Wanted over N30m School fees Scam

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A corps member serving in Zamfara State, Fidelis Chalokwa, has been declared wanted by the Modibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, over N30m school fees scam involving 940 students.

Investigations had it that the 940 students were considered ineligible by the bursary department of the university to sit for the second semester examination because they had allegedly not paid their school fees.

It was reported that the Students Union Government of the university said on Tuesday, that preliminary investigations linked Chalokwo to the N30m school fees scam. Chalokwa, who is a former student of the university was allegedly responsible for executing 70 percent of the fraud.

According to Abubakar Lawan, the SUG Vice President, “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,”. He further said Chalokwa had claimed he was no longer in the country but investigations had revealed he was still around serving in Zamfara State.

The Dean, Student Affairs, of the university, Dr. Haruna Lawan, alleged that over N30m was involved in the scam. He added that most of the students, instead of using their Automated Teller Machine cards to make the payments, had given 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 reflected in the school account.

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But Chalokwo has denied the allegations, posting on his Facebook page that the management of MAUTECH was trying to cover its ineptitude by using the 940 students to make up for its shortfall in revenues.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Okonkwo chukwu nonso (Q3) 201645090

    It is very bad for a student in the institution who should have pay their school fess to the right appropriate ,school fess should have be pay to the bank but for the highly information technology ,we now have today student prefer use their phones to send to the bank instead of go bank ,they say bank is too stressfull and these some of the danger fraud online use to get student.these should server as a lesson to all student in school.

  2. Hmm, this is a critical case in this present economy situation, the government should try as possible to work with the police force to get this to man to justice in order to allow the students sit for there upcoming examination (group 15) ( no 14)

  3. Hmm, this is a critical case in this present economy situation, the government should try as possible to work with the police force to get this to man to justice in order to allow the students sit for there upcoming examination (group 15) ( no 14)( 2016054038)

  4. Juliet ugochukwu

    student are not supposed to pay their fees online, schools have protocol guiding them

  5. this is really a criminal case and chalokwo need to be punished for such act cause he has done more harm than good to the students involved in the act.in the other hand,this could also serve as a lesson to all students,for them to be careful in any cash payments or online transactions the do in school for them not to fall victim of such next time.

  6. this is a very important lesson to students who engage in school payment without proper verification.

  7. proper punishment should be vented out on culprits to serve as an example to others.

    Group number: 15
    Quiz number:20

  8. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella Number:21

    This is a lesson to all student… Students are to be conscious of everything.

  9. this is really a criminal case and chalokwo need to be punished for such act cause he has done more harm than good to the students involved in the act. in other hand,this could also serve as a lesson to all students who involved in cash payments or online transactions,for them not to fall victim of such next time.

  10. this is a very crucial Case in the educational sector.chalokwo needs to be severely punished for his crime.this serves as an important lesson to all students who engages in transactions online or cash.

  11. he should really be arrested for his crime

  12. they should really be arrested for their crime

  13. Monkey dey work baboon dry chop this is a lesson for all.

  14. This is indeed an eye opener for students all over the globe to make sure the keep and have legible evidence of what ever payment the make in school not just school fees (1)

  15. government should look over this matter because it is a fraud matter and the offender is not supposed to be left free, he should be charged of theft… 2016054144 (157)

  16. Government should intervene in the case and penalty must be done and this also serves as an eye opener to all students they should more careful (53).. (2016054129)

  17. This is indeed a terrible and bad influence, because most of the students affected by this scam are left in a position of confusion and mostly students are not soposed to fill that way so that the won’t do anything stupid or inappropriate because the fill there is nothing the can do about it, ah think it should be settled so that students, the next time a student wants to pay a school fee the should go straight to the appropriate place

    Quiz number:18
    Reg number :2016054049
    Group number :15 A

  18. on a good day will he agree to the fact that he was involved in d scam.the school is to be blamed for this for their carelessness.
    group15
    quiz no27

  19. How will a student pay their school fees to an individual,school fees ‘re meant to be paid in the bank or right authority’s. The government should look into this matter seriously nd not let d culprit go freely….. no6

  20. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    Student should learn how to pay their school fees with proper investigation.
    Group no:15A
    quix no:31

  21. He should be arrested with immediate effect by deceiving Students…He should spend his years in prison. What a wicked world. In this kind of economy?hmm

  22. This will make other students learn something…how can one pay his or her school fees online without proper verification of what the site is all about.

  23. nwoye mary chioma

    Not only should student learn from these event but to all citizen of the country(male,female,and children)…fraudster are every….and on this case serious investigation should be done on chalokwo and the management to get proof on who is guilty …..lastly,”have a proof on whatever payment you make regardless of the amount”…
    Group 6
    No 77
    2016054096

  24. Fraud!!!!

    Corruption everywhere.

    This will make students to be wise about every payments in the school not only just the school fees payment.

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