“This is pure wickedness” – Video shows freshers being extorted on their matriculation day at FUTO

A young Nigerian lady has raised concerns over an alarming case of extortion targeting freshers (Newly admitted students) at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) on their matriculation day.

The lady, who goes by the TikTok handle @esty1183, disclosed that she and her friends were subjected to demands for money by numerous individuals stationed at various junctions leading to the university.

On what was meant to be a day of celebration and commencement of their academic journey.

"This is pure wickedness" - Video shows freshers being extorted on their matriculation day at FUTO

Esty and her fellow students found themselves faced with the distressing dilemma of having to pay substantial sums of money to reach their campus safely

According to Esty, they had collectively agreed to pay N2,500 at each junction, culminating in a substantial expense exceeding N10,000 by the end of the day.

In an impassioned plea, Esty expressed her frustration.

“Just for us to go for our matriculation, my fellow students concluded that we will pay them N2,500 for each junction. That’s before you reach school you will spend like 10 to 15k. This isn’t fair at all,” the lady said.

Netizens Reactions..

@onlyonechichii said; “If I have car eeeh, blood go flow that day. Definitely not my blood sha. When they see me on high speed no be person go tell them.” 

@001hasekisultana wrote; “It’s the ones saying it’s a normal thing for me.”

@manonfiretg said; “People una just they whine do normal thing for school.”

@nenye_nwa24 commented; “I remember those days in futo. I used to quarrel my street people that year.”

@donmayor1020 added; “My guy parent them paid 1k each for a full 14 seater bus that came for his own matric then for Nekede.” 

@user56560265966375 added; “Esty is a normal thing just that the price is too much u fit beg with the one u get ok e go soon rich ur turn.”

@gifty3389 added; “Is either they pour you water or you give money but 2500 too much sha.”

See below;


#Futo Owerri Just for us to go for our matriculation,my fellow students concluded we will pay them 2500 for each junction.That’s before u reach school u will spend like 10 to 15k.This isn’t fair at all#Verydarkman

♬ original sound – Esty

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