The management of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, has disowned a student of the institution suspected to be an Internet fraudster, Awoleye Joshua, who lured a United States of America woman, Volapolonius Moss, to Nigeria and defrauded her.

Joshua, 23, claimed that he was a Higher National Diploma student of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the institution.

But Kwarapoly in a statement released on Saturday night and signed by the Public Relations Officer for the institution, Halimat Garba, on behalf of the Registrar, said “the Management wishes to disclaim this malicious news about the polytechnic with the fact that Awoleye Joshua Oluwatofunmi is not a student of the institution.

“Please, note that the said Awoleye was once a student of the institution, and had graduated from the polytechnic in 2021 with Lower Credit at the National Diploma level from Mechanical Engineering Department.

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The statement explained that although Awoleye was recently offered admission to study Mechanical Engineering at the Higher National Diploma level, the admission was withdrawn when he refused to register.

“He is therefore not a student of the polytechnic as only registered students are recognised by the institution.

“On the strength of this, the polytechnic management enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to always verify the veracity of anything tagged with the polytechnic’s name before circulating same,” the statement added.

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