A statement from the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Benedicta Ehanire, on Saturday said racketeers had been collecting huge sums from unsuspecting applicants to facilitate admission.
Ehanire said the swindlers, in attempt to convince their victims often walk into the university’s admission offices and administration building to make their nefarious deeds look real.
The PRO, therefore, advised the public not to fall prey to such traps as no amount was being charged for admission into the university.
“They have perfected the acts of going into admissions offices or the administration building to buttress their nefarious deeds.
“The public is advised not to fall into such traps as no money is charged for admission into the University of Benin,” she said.
Such whistle blowers, she said would be offered admission if qualified. (NAN)