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Niger: Police nabs operators of fake College of Health Science

Posted by on September 20, 2022 0

The Niger State Police Command has paraded suspected proprietor and director of a fake College of Health Science operating Maikunkele, Bosso Local Government of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, made the disclosure in Minna on Tuesday.

According to him, 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) in Niger state 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 disclosed.


Abiodun further explained that 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.

The state police spokesman also stated that the suspect 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 further disclosed 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.

The state police command added, “we admonish 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.

Niger: Police nabs operators of fake College of Health Science


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