The Oyo State Government has suspended a female student of Jericho High School, Ibadan, for alleged assault on a colleague, teachers and parents.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem made this known after a meeting with key Education stakeholders in Ibadan on Tuesday, November 30.
Abdu-Raheem said that the student in company of her mother invaded the school premises with hefty thugs and miscreants; assaulting a male student, teachers and other parents during an ongoing PTA meeting.
“The mayhem was said to be ignited by the girl’s mother and other accomplices, thereby, causing tension in the school. The state government is taking further action, to serve as deterrent to other unguided parents and wards,” he said.
He appealed for caution, emphasizing that the present government has zero-tolerance for impunity, while charging students, parents and all stakeholders to take advantage of Governor Seyi Makinde’s free qualitative education programs
In another report, an Ondo State High Court has sentenced a civil servant, Mr Aminu Kamilu, to seven years’ imprisonment with hard labour for stealing money belonging to the Ondo State Hospital Management Board.
The convict, who was an accountant to the board, was arrested alongside one Azeez Musa, by the police and charged with stealing the sum of N7m.
Kamilu, who worked with the Ondo State General Hospital, Ikare Akoko, in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area, was said to have stolen the money in 2017.
The court, which was presided over by Justice William Olamide, said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Kamilu committed the offence.
However, the court acquitted the second defendant, Musa, and held that Kamilu single-handedly committed the crime.
The judge also directed the state government to reinstate other civil servants indicted in the case to their initial positions. According to Justice Olamide, the jail sentence will serve as a deterrent to other civil servants who may want to steal government money.