The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has stated that the 21-year-old man, Dominic Joshua Ngene, arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N2 billion scam is not a student of the University, GRASSROOT REPORTERS reports.
UNICAL’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Effiong Eyo in a statement, said that Ngene had ceased to be a student of the university of Calabar from the 2019/2020 session.
According to the release, academic records available in the institution showed that Dominic Joshua was admitted in the 2017/2018 session to read Microbiology.
Following a dismal academic performance in his first and second years which fell short of the required standard, he was to change programme at the end of the 2018/2019 session.
The release further disclosed that there is no evidence that he complied with the directive as he did not register for the 2019/2020 session in another programme.
Having failed to register for the session, he lost his studentship based on the policy of the Senate of the University of Calabar.
Ngene was arrested for fraudulent transfer and stealing of N326m and $610,500 cash.
He was arrested alongside Ismaila Atumeyi, a candidate contesting for elections into the Kogi State House of Assembly under the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on October 30.
During the arrest, a cash sum of N326 million and $610,500 was found in the residence of Atumeyi and investigations revealed that Dominic had facilitated Atumeyi perfect the plan through which the money was stolen.
Prior to his recent arrest by the EFCC, Dominic was arrested in May 2021 by the police for swindling over 500 investors to the tune of N2 billion (Two billion naira) after posing as an investment expert and operating a Ponzi outlet, Brisk Capital Limited.
Dominic Ngene who hails from Ebonyi State operated from Uyo and Calabar.