A former Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Benin, Isu-Ochiora Okogeri ,has been arraigned before an Ekiadolor Magistrate Court for allegedly collecting N100,000 from a female student to facilitate her transfer to another faculty.
The offence was committed on December 31, 2012 while the accused was a member of the Intra-Faculty Transfer Board of UNIBEN.
Isu- Ochiora Okogeri was charged on a one- count charge of corruptly himself as a public officer by receiving the money from one Omoluwabi Elogho, an offence punishable under Section 98(b)(11) of the criminal code.
A witness who testified in the case, Edoseghe Oghogho Idahosa, the Head of the Intelligence Unit at the university’s security department, told the court that the accused received the money from the student who wanted to transfer from the Faculty of Art to the Faculty of Law.
Led by the state counsel, Kenneth Ugiagbe Esq, Edoseghe said they went into action after receiving intelligent reports on the matter and asked the female student to play along.
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