An old students association created a Whatsapp group through which they contributed the sum of N1.8 million to renovate their alma mater, admin runs away with the cash.
The WhatsApp group members were shocked as the admin has disappeared with the money and relocated to the UK.
Nigerian lecturer, Dipo Awojide shared the shocking story on Twitter, attracting huge reactions from many Nigerians who saw it.
Although the man is not named, it has been revealed that he relocated to the UK and allegedly used the money to process his visa.
Dipo said the man is now begging for forgiveness and to be given time to refund the money to the group.
Sharing the story, Dipo tweeted: “Secondary school WhatsApp group contributed N1.8M to renovate their school. Main Admin used the money to run UK student visa since November 2021.
“Now he’s asking for mercy and more time to refund the money after porting to the UK . Be a person of integrity.
“Don’t steal or mismanage other peoples money because you want to japa. You might achieve your goal but your lack of accountability won’t be forgotten in 10 years.”
Twitter users react
@McThaPreacha said: Reminds me of when we contributed for a friend to start her fashion business, and she used the money to celebrate her birthday. I was even more pained ’cause she didn’t invite us.
@esosaleonard wrote: If a person’s integrity has not been tested with money, it’s just assumed. Money is the biggest test of integrity. That person u think has integrity, wait till u Mistakenly pay more money than you intended to pay to their account.
@Dr_Chiagu said: “We contributed money for our classmate that lost his bush bar to a fire incident. Till today the person wey we pay into em account never remit the money or give details.”
@Sobayo_AJQ asked: “They put you in charge of a WhatsApp group of maybe 200+ members, you japa with their #1.8M to UK. What if they put you in charge of Nigeria that has over 200M people, you will use our money to buy space or moon. Some people worst pass our politricians, na their chance never show.”
@SeyiPeperenpe wrote: Same happened in the university I attended, the level above mine paid their indexing fees into the class rep’s account and oga absconded with it,in a private university for that matter.. worse part is, nothing was done about it even after he showed face 2 years after !!
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