Secondary school bursar lands in trouble for stealing N17.6 million school fees, other levies
July. 28, 2020
A bursar of a secondary school was on Tuesday, July 28, dragged to court for stealing the sum of N17.688 million which was the school fees and other levies paid by the students.
He was brought before Justice E. I. Oritsejafor of the Delta State High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after authorities of the school reported him to the commission.
According to the anti-graft commission in a statement on its Facebook wall, the man was accused of stealing the money while he was the bursar of the school which it said is contrary to Section 383(1) of the Criminal Code Act CAP C21 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006 and punishable under Section 390 (9) of the same law.
"The N17.688 million stolen was payment for 2016/2017 school fees and full day feeding, being property of Sterling School, received by you and thereby committed an offence."
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty to the charges, following which the EFCC counsel, F.O. Dibang, prayed the court for a trial commencement date and to remand the defendant in prison custody.
Justice Oritsejafor, after hearing the prosecution and defending counsels, granted him bail in the sum of N15 million and a surety in like sum.
He thereafter adjourned the case till August 15, 2020 for hearing.
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