The Lagos State University (LASU), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has cautioned applicants, students and individuals who are seeking to pay into undesignated accounts.
According to the Spokesperson of the institution, Ademola Adekoya, the warning came as a result of reports received by the university that some of its partners, who intended to make payments to the University, had fallen victims of the antics of scammers.
“The warning is necessitated following reports that some individuals, who in a bid to make payments to the university for one purpose or the other, fell victims of the antics of scammers.
“The scammers used various personal accounts to extort monies in the name of the university,” Adekoya stated in the statement.
In another trending report of the discovery of an original LASU degree certificate belonging to Abisoye Azeez Oluwaseun, on the 19th of November at a suya spot in Epe, Lagos, the institution said the certificate was invalidated five years ago.
“The university having recovered the ‘certificate’ wishes to clarify that the certificate actually existed but was invalidated on the 25th of February 2013 because the graduate’s surname was wrongly written on the certificate as ABISOYE instead of ABIOYE.
“By the university’s standard and practice, the invalidated certificate ought to have been shredded immediately the certificate was re-issued with the correct surname.
“Towards this end, the university management has taken immediate actions to forestall such unpleasant incident,” Adekoya said.