According to the news reaching us today,A student of the National Open University,
Osogbo Study Centre, Olusola Akinlotan,
has been arrested by the Osun State
Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil
Defence Corps for alleged fraud.
It was learnt that the NSCDC also arrested
two other suspects, who were members of a
fraud syndicate; Olayiwola Oladayo and
Bolarinwa Adebayo, a.k.a. Dodo.
Akinlotan, who was said to have abandoned
his studies at the university when he was
declared wanted by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, was,
however, arrested on Monday when he
approached NOUN to transfer his study
centre to another location outside the state.
The suspect and other members of the gang
were said to have been engaged in
defrauding unsuspecting persons by arranging fake visas and travel documents
The suspects, according to a statement by
the NSCDC, duped an Enugu based
businessman, Nnamchi Nichodemus, of a
sum of N700,000 through a dubious
travelling transaction in November 2014.
The businessman was said to have been
tricked into paying the said money into an
account belonging to Akinlotan, who was
promised a sum of N105,000.
The NOUN student was said to have
immediately gone to the bank to collect the
money through the Automated Teller
Machine and the counter. He allegedly
handed over the balance to Oladayo for
onward transmission to Adebayo a.k.a.
The statement read, “Akinlotan, who was
arrested within the premises of the 0pen
university, while trying to process his
transfer of study centre to another location
outside Osun State, led the NSCDC to the
hideouts of the other two suspects.
“Desperate to get off the hook, the suspects
offered bribe to the NSCDC officers who
arrested them, but they turned down the
bribe in line with the principle of the corps.
“The suspects have since been handed over
to the EFCC by the state Commandant of
the NSCDC, Tajudeen Balogun, for