Lagos Teachers Arraigned For Stealing School Fees

Two teachers at a private primary school have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates Court for allegedly diverting the school’s cooperative funds and fees paid by pupils for their own use.

The suspects, Divina Oluwadare, Elizabeth Tijani, were arrested alongside Ijaola Adesola, an official of the school. Oluwadare reportedly diverted the sum of N182,000 while Tijani and Adesola allegedly took N583,000 and N492,000 respectively. Apart from being teachers, Oluwadare and Tijani were said to have performed administrative roles in the school which gave them access to the funds.

Police prosecutor, Ben Emuerhi, told the court that the suspects committed the offence in April 2017 at Jolabell International School, located in the Lekki area of Lagos state. He said that the offence contravened and punishable under Section 280(2)of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.

The suspects however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the three counts charge of theft preferred against them.
Presiding magistrate, O. Sule-Amzat, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in the like sum.

The case was adjourned till November 12, 2018 for mention.

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