By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, in Offa local government area of Kwara state, have expelled a Higher National Diploma (HND) 1 student, Oladipo Juwon, convicted of internet fraud.
Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital, had on Thursday this week sentenced Juwon (23) to six months imprisonment or with a fine option of N250,000 for his involvement in internet scam.
In a statement, the polytechnic’s Spokesperson, Olayinka Iroye, said the
institution’s Students’ Disciplinary Committee’s reports recommended
Juwon of the Business Administration Department for expulsion.
The statement reads: “Management of the polytechnic has also expelled
him from the institution following the students’ disciplinary committee’s reports which equally found him guilty of the offence, though he pleaded for leniency.
“The offence violates the polytechnic’s code of conduct as clearly stated in the students’ information and regulations handbook section 18.2.1 subsection (ix).
“The management strongly uses this medium to uphold its stand against
cyber and internet fraud, cultism, hooliganism and other social vices
and will not hesitate to sanction appropriately erring students in
accordance with the polytechnic’s rules and regulations.
“Students are therefore enjoined to be of good behavior and conduct