Students Extortion: DSS Arrests CRUTECH Lecturer

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By Ushang Ewa

Mr. Stephen Takim, arrested by DSS
Mr. Stephen Takim, arrested by DSS

A lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Engineer Stephen Tekum was yesterday arrested by men of the Department of State Security, DSS while delivering a lecture in the institution for extorting students.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that Stephen was arrested while delivering a lecture at the ETF lecture hall with students by officials of the DSS led by senior management officials including the Vice Chancellor, VC of the institution, Professor Anthony Owan Enoh in what some students described as judgement day for the lecturer who many say is a notorious ‘sorting master’.

Findings by CrossRiverWatch also revealed that Stephen who is a graduate of the institution and was sponsored by the institution for his Masters degree outside the country, upon his return became a thorn in the flesh of students.

Investigations reveal that Stephen requires his project students to pay a minimum of N25, 000 naira for his project students with a proof of payment into his account and demands up to 50 thousand naira to pass carry over students.

Students who spoke with CrossRiverWatch say he had earlier been warned by the Vice Chancellor but paid no heed which forced the head of the institution to invite officials of the DSS.

Efforts to speak with some members of the institution’s management proved abortive as some were tight lipped on the issue.

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5 commentsOn Students Extortion: DSS Arrests CRUTECH Lecturer

  • DSS operatives Ordered Out of Presidential Villa By President Buhari s . A Lecturer In CRUTECH Arrested For Alleged Extortion Of students.

  • I wish this man would rot in jail. this man is so heartless. How can a man like this extort 20000 thousAnd naira from student all in the name of passing them yet will still fail them. it’s not like he is even brilliant(coward). someone they sent to do his master’s abroad, he bought a computer science Bsc result, hoping that he could defend it over their cause he know nothing about the engineering he’s teaching in Crutech, yet he couldn’t. they managed to give him civic education, he still failed awfully and disgraced the image of Crutech.. shameless cow, this is a typicAl example of what crutech doesn’t need. What a shame.. this man made men drain their school fees just to sort his course for 40000k. How can a man that has kids do this to another man’s child. this is just the beginning of his nemesis. thanks to the new vice chancellor.


  • That serves him right. A clear case of biting the fingers that fed you

  • Am very please with the effort the vice chancellor of CRUTECH is putting in the institution in ensuring that examination malpractices is reduced. Pls sir, your efforts should go round allthe campuses as well.

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