By Ogbonna Casmir, Enugu
The Enugu State police command Friday arraigned the principal secretary to the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Stella Achalla and Stella Egotanwa before Chief Mag. Chioke Angela of Enugu East Chief Magistrate Court 6 for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence
The principal secretary and her alleged accomplice Mrs. Stella Egotanwa was arraigned on two counts charge bothering on obtaining money under false pretence an offence punishable under section 495 (a) and section 386 of the criminal code, cap 30, laws of Enugu state of Nigeria, 2014.
When the offences were read to the two accused to their understanding; Achalla and Egotanwa pleaded not guilty.
The trial Chief Magistrate Chioke however, granted both accused bail on condition that they produce two sureties each who must be senior civil servant with grade level 12 and above with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.
Police arrested Achalla alongside her alleged accomplice on Wednesday, followed a petition from one Mrs. Agbanyim Roseline to the state police area command alleging that the secretary to the medical director duped and collected over N370,000 from her for employment into the hospital.
The court has adjourned to the 6th of June, 2017 for trial.
A list our correspondent obtained outside the court shows that Achalla collected over N5.8 million from over 23 people to give them employment into the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu.