Imo Rev. Sister In Court For Allegedly Defrauding Students
She forgot one of the ten commandments - Thou shall not steal!
They claim she defrauded 25 students of total sum valued at 8.25 million Naira. She served as Principal of the School of Nursing, Umulogho in Owerri.
Nwachukwu is facing a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and threat to life at an Obowo Magistrates’ Court.
The students had reported a case of fraud against the school principal at the Police Area Command in Okigwe sometime in March.
The students, in their petition, claimed that each of them paid N330,000 to the school management for Nursing and Midwifery Council Examinations, but their names were not forwarded to the appropriate quarters for the examination.
Giving evidence at the trial, one of the complainants, Amarachi Wokenna, told the court that she paid a total of N330,000 to the school management as registration fee for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Examination.
She said the principal acknowledged the payment by issuing a receipt to her.
Wokenna said surprisingly the principal refused to forward her name to the council for the exam which held in April.
Nwachukwu, however, denied the charges.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, M.O. Onyeweotu, granted the accused bail worth N500,000 with two sureties and adjourned the case until June 29 for continuation of trial.
The accused will remain behind bars pending when her bail condition will be perfected.
Police Prosecutor, Emmanuel Wonah said the offences contravened provisions of the Criminal Code, Laws of Imo.