Joshua Adeniyi, a 48-year-old proprietor of El-Supreme Private School, Ikorodu in Lagos State, was
on Wednesday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly conducting an illegal Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE)
being administered by WAEC.
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, said the accused should remain behind bars pending when the bail
conditions would be met.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Adedayo, had granted the accused bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.
Adedayo said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State
The accused is facing a six-count charge bordering on forgery, fraud, stealing, conspiracy and breach of peace.
The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Raphael Donny, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in
March in the school.
According to him, the accused with others now at large conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace
by obtaining N6.12 million from unsuspected candidates to register them for the exam.
He said Mr Ojo E. Idowu, WAEC Deputy Registrar and Zonal Coordinator, Ikorodu Chapter, received a letter from a parent
to the Ministry of Education accusing the accused of conducting the examination.
The offences contravened Sections 168, 287, 314, 322, 329 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The magistrate adjourned the case until May 30.