Abia: Nursing students Petition Police, Accuses the AG Principal, Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu of bribery scandal (document & leaked audio) | #NwokeukwuMascot
…Nursing students Petition Police , accuses the AG Principal, Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu of collecting cash fee through her Chief sorting agent, Mr Nwabekee Kingsley | #NwokeukwuMascot
In a shocking turn of events, nursing students from Abia State Nursing School in Aba have lodged a formal complaint with the police, accusing the Principal, Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu, of engaging in a bribery scandal.
Recall we had earlier today published a leaked audio note revealing a conversation between Mr Nwabeke Kingsley and a student negotiating the cost of what it will take to pass the said PTS exam.
The petition, filed by a group of courageous nursing students, outlines the alleged corrupt practices that have been ongoing within the institution. The students claim that Mrs. Nwosu and her accomplice, Mr. Kingsley, have been exploiting their positions of power to extort money from vulnerable students, compromising the integrity of the nursing school’s examination process.
According to the petition Captioned: "Report on a Case of Extortion, Manipulation of Students' Results and Demanding with Menace against Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu, Kingsley Nwabekee, Peace and David Chika", Mrs. Nwosu allegedly collected cash fees ranging from ₦300,000 to ₦500,000 as bribes to ensure the successful passage of students who wrote the Pre-training school (PTS) exams. The students claim that Mrs. Nwosu operated through a chief sorting agent named Nwabekee Kingsley.
The petition reads in full: "We the Preliminary Training Students (PTS) of School of Nursing Able State University Teaching Hospital (ABSLITH) Aba hereby write to leport the ugly activities going on in the school, It is with great disappointment and dismay that we write to you today to bring to your attention the discrepancies and criminal activities from our school.
"It is unacceptable that out acting principal Mrs. Nwosu Ihuoma Happiness manipulated the PTS result of the students The PTS exam which happens to be a computer based test CBT) took place on the 2nd- 5th October, 2023, and was inappropriately delayed for a month due to the manipulation of the result.
|Copy of the petition
"The acting Principal Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu Happiness collected a sorting fee (bribe) of Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000.00) - Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) from students to pass them.
"The acting Principal Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu collected the cash fee through her Chief sorting agent named Nwabekee Kingsley (a PTS student and the secretary to the Acting Principal), other agents are Madu David Chika (Acting Course Rep.) and Peace (Assistant Secretary to the Acting Principal) Nwabekee Kingsley was calling students al random asking them to pay sorting cash ranging from Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000.00) - Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500.000.00) as directed by the acting Principal Mrs. Ihuoma Nwosu. Now the PTS result has been released after a month delay and the Acting Principal passed the students that were able to pay the sorting fee (bribe) and failed some of the intelligent students who spent all their time studying and refused to sort. Sir, there is a recorded phone conversation and other evidences in suppoit our claim.
"Sir we are calling on you to use your exalted office and wade into this matter with the view of arresting the culprits and to ascertain the true outcome of the PTS examination" the petition ended.
In a similar event today, students were pictured protesting and calling on the Dr Alex Otti-led Government to conduct a thorough investigation into the PTE results of the Abia State School of Nursing Umuahia (FMC and Amachara), the protesting students accused DNS of manipulating their results as they received results with changed exam numbers and grades, calling on authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
They also called for the immediate suspension of the principals of Amachara and FMC School of Nursing pending the outcome of the investigation, to ensure a fair and unbiased process.
|Protesting Nursing Students
Click here to watch the video of the protesting students addressing the press in Umuahia, accusing the DNS of messing with their results.
The Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council (NNMC) has also been notified of the petition and has pledged to monitor the ongoing investigation closely. The NNMC emphasizes the importance of upholding professional ethics and ensuring the integrity of the nursing profession.
The recent event have shed light on the corrupt practices within the Nursing department, Abia state ministry of health under the leadership of Mrs. Nwankego Onyeukwu, the Acting DNS who have been fingered for similar cases.
More update to follow, stay tuned with us..