School, Bursar, PTA Chairman Arrested Over Stolen 1.5M School Fund

By Promise Erukakpomre

The Bursar of Ekiugbo grammar school, and Parents Teacher Association, PTA chairman, have been arrested by police officers attached to the Ughelli A division over an alleged stealing of N1.5million in their possession.
It was gathered, the Bursar, a female and PTA chairman were allegedly robbed at the school gate while returning from one of the new generation bank in Ughelli, Ughelli North local government area.
According to sources, “the principal of the school, had instructed the Bursar and PTA chairman to withdraw the sum of (N200,000) two hundred thousand naira to offset the outstanding bill of workers repairing properties damaged by protesting students some time in 2021.
“They went to the bank and along the line, they both confused themselves, instead of withdrawing the said amount as directed by the principal, they went ahead to do another thing by withdrawing the sum of, N1. 5m (One million, five hundred thousand naira). Who sent them, the source questioned?
“On their way coming from the bank, they were followed by unknown gunmen to the school gate and the money snatched from them.” A source from the school alleged.
All efforts to speak with the Principal of Ekiugbo grammar school, Chief Mrs. Onojegharho Patricia Ese,  was not successful as her mobile contacts were not reachable as at the time of this report.
But security source attached to Ughelli A’ division, who confirmed the incident disclosed that, the Bursar and PTA Chairman that were in police custody have been granted bail as Ekiugbo community leaders waded into the matter.”

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