A Reverend Sister and Principal of School of Nursing, Umulogho in Imo State, Eberechukwu Nwachukwu, has been arraigned for allegedly defrauding 25 students of N8.25 million.
According to some students of the institution , they 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.
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, but surprisingly 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 her N500,000 bail 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.