I Did Not Steal N1.8m School Fees, Head Teacher Tells Court
Idowu Oniyide has gotten himself in trouble and he needs to prove his innocence.
He is 37 and he is the Head teacher of Liberty Square Academy, Maroko, Red bricks, Kubwa, Abuja.
Mr Oniyide was on Friday arraigned in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court over alleged misappropriation of 1.8 million Naira school fees.
The accused, who lives in Coke Street, Byazhin Across, Kubwa, Abuja was docked on charges relating to criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation.
The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Dickson Itodo of Gwarinpa, Abuja reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on March 8.
He said the accused, a Head Teacher at Liberty Square Academy, Maroko, Red bricks, Kubwa, fraudulently deceived clients of the school and collected 1.88 million Naira he said was meant for students’ school fees.
Olanipekun said though the sum was to be deposited into the school’s account, the accused dishonestly converted same to his personal use.
He said 60, 000 Naira was recovered from the accused in the course of police investigation.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 322, 321 and 309 of the Penal Code.
However, when the charges were read on Friday, Mr Oniyide pleaded not guilty.
The Counsel to the accused, Enabosi Anenin, made a bail application for his client, citing Section 36 of 1999 Constitution and urged the court to release the accused on bail on most liberal terms.
After the application, Judge, Mohammed Marafa, granted the accused bail in the sum of 2 million Naira with two sureties who he said must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
One other condition for his bail is that one of the sureties must be a public servant and should provide his last promotion letter and identity card.
Marafa said the second surety should provide means of livelihood, means of identification and a copy of his utility bill.
The addresses of both sureties should be verified by the prosecutor.
After the bail requirement were listed the judge adjourned the matter until April 16 for hearing.