Proprietor and director of fake college of health science paraded by the Niger state police operatives for operating Maikunkele, Bosso Local Government of the state.
Wasiu Abiodun, state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO disclosed this in in Minna on Tuesday.
Abiodun said the suspects were arrested two weeks ago based on intelligence received by police operatives attached to the Intelligence Unit of the Command.
The suspects include Daniel Ishaya aged 23 years of Gurmana, Shiroro (Proprietor) and Francis Ede aged 30 years of Enugu State (Director).
“The two persons were suspected for establishing and operating a fake school known as Excellence College of Health Sciences and Technology, located in Maikunkele area of Bosso LGA,” he said.
“During interrogation, Daniel Ishaya confessed that he established the school in the Year 2020 and he commenced admission in 2021 without any authorization or certification from the appropriate government body.
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“The suspect also confessed that he forged a certificate of registration to deceive members of the public to register and gain admission into the school.”
Abiodun said the Ishaya further revealed that so far, about 100 students had enrolled into the school at the rate of seventy-eight thousand naira each (N78,000) for tuition fee and other charges.
He also said that Francis Ede, the alleged director of the fake institution, has been helping him to manage the school as the managing director with about 20 teachers.
Abiodun, however, urged members of the public to be wary of the existence of such schools when seeking for admission for their wards to avoid wastage of resources and time in attending such uncertified and unaccredited schools”.
“The case is under investigation and the suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon as investigation is concluded,” he added.
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