The police on Thursday arraigned, Samuel Patrick, a school principal, at a Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for defrauding the school of N600,000.
Patrick, the principal of Lukas International School, Jikwoyi , Abuja, is facing a two-count of misappropriation and cheating.
The Prosecutor, John Simon, told the court that Yunusa Joseph of Nyanya, Abuja, reported the matter at Criminal Intelligence Department, Abuja on Oct. 10.
Simon said that the defendant dishonestly misappropriated N600,000 part of school fees for some students in the school between 2015 and 2016.
He said that the defendant directed some parents to pay the school fees to his personal account instead of the normal procedures of paying into the school account.
Simon added that the defendant diverted the money for his personal use.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 308 and 322 of the Penal Code.
Patrick pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Senior Magistrate, Teribo Jim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with a reasonable surety in like sum.
Jim also ordered that the surety must have fixed address within the jurisdiction of the court, and adjourned the matter till Nov. 9 for hearing.