School Principal in ‘hot soup’ allegedly for beating up classroom Teacher

School Principal in ‘hot soup’ allegedly for beating up classroom Teacher

The Principal of Community Secondary School, Okuru Ama, in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State, Sylvanus Toby has been arraigned for allegedly beaten up one of the teachers in his school.

According to reports, the principal was presented before a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt on 2 counts of conspiracy and criminality.

He was said to have hired the Community Development Committee Chairman of the Okuru Ama, Siyeofori Godspower and some other persons to beat up the teacher identified as Blessing Oba, over her complaints on the West African Examination Council fees being paid by the students.

The teacher reportedly questioned why the principal was asking the students to pay the WAEC fees again after the government has paid for all of them.

But after beating the teacher, the principal and his accomplices allegedly threatened to kill her despite collecting her ATM card and mobile phone worth N82,000 naira, as well as her leather pouch valued at N5000.

The Chief Magistrate, Amadi Nna, after listening to arguments by the prosecution and defense counsels on the issue of bail, granted the accused bail in the sum of N300,000, with 2 sureties who must deposit 2 passport photographs.

The Chief Magistrate also ordered that the Principal must produce the second accused person on the next adjourned date of April 6, 2022.

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