Defence & Security

Police Arrests Woman Over Bribery To Pass Nursing Student In Delta

By Kelvin Ohoror

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a woman for collecting four hundred thousand naira as a proceed of bribery to pass a year-one student in one of the state schools of nursing in the Preliminary Training Studies (PTS).

The student’s parents allegedly handed over the money to the woman who is not a staff of the school but reported to have been clandestinely organising “runs” for some students to pass their exams.

The woman whose name was given as Glory Fidelis-Eteku had demanded N700,000 from the student of which the parents paid N400,000 with the balance of N300,000.00 scheduled for payment at the end of January.

According to the Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, in a statement in Asaba, the suspect who was arrested in Agbor by security agents has been transferred to the Police Command Headquarters in Asaba where she has given useful information to aid investigation; adding that she would be arraigned in court soon.

Ononye warned students in the schools of nursing against engaging in acts of examination malpractice as the state government is poised to deal decisively with those involved.

The statement added that there was also a case of online sales of fake nursing entrance examination forms for the 2022 academic year by one Dr. Faith which the ministry was still investigating.

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The statement revealed that the advert for sales of form had a warning that forms were not sold online but at the candidate’s school of choice on payment of an examination fee into the ministry’s account.

“Any prospective candidate who falls victim to these scammers would not be allowed into the examination hall to write the entrance examination and the consequences would be loss of fees paid and academic year,” the commissioner explained.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the arrest of the woman when contacted.

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