Crack police detectives have arrested the Supervisory Councillor for Finance and Education, Sapele Local Government, Mr. Eric Ojuromu, and the Special Adviser to the Sapele Local Government Chairman, Joseph Okpereogho, for allegedly defrauding some primary school teachers from the council area through a fake screening exercise.
Ojuromu and Okpereogho, it was gathered, were allegedly caught in the act and arrested on Tuesday morning in the council premises by men of the State Police command and were immediately taken to Asaba where they are currently being detained.
Security sources disclosed that they were alleged to be counting to confirm the sum of N500,000 brought by one of the primary school teachers (name withheld) from Okotie-Eboh Primary School, Sapele, when the police swooped on them.
It was gathered that Ojuromu allegedly embarked on the fraudulent screening exercise by telling some of the primary school teachers, who are being owed months salary arrears, that they have fake certificates and allegedly demanded for varied amounts of money to cover for them without verification by the issuing authorities.
It was learnt that most of the victims of Ojuromu, though have genuine certificates but were afraid to confront him.
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