By ONOZURE DANIA
LAGOS—A Somolu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos has sentenced one Adeleke Ajayi to seven years imprisonment with hard labour for parading himself as an official of Goge Africa Foundation.
Ajayi, 34, docked on a four-count charge, was accused of conspiring with others now at large, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by presenting himself as an Goge Africa Foundation official.
The prosecutor, Akinlabi Adegoke, said Ajayi had defrauded students of three private schools in Lagos by asking them to contribute N300 each as registration fee for a programme to be organised by Goge Africa Foundation.
According to Adegoke, Ajayi conspired with others now at large to collect participation fee from unsuspecting students of some schools, though the programme was for free.
Adegoke said Ajayi collected N74,000 from the students under the guise of facilitating their participation in the programme, adding that Ajayi printed posters for the programme without authorisation from Goge Africa Foundation and circulated same.