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Two Teachers Imprisoned For Duping 82 Students Of GH¢164,000.

The Kumasi High Court has condemned two instructors to four months detainment for swindling 82 nursing preparing understudies to the tune of GH¢164,000. 

Kwabena Kingsley, who was additionally a parliamentary competitor in Election 2012 in Afigya Kwabre East on the ticket of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), and Francis Osei, tricked the understudies subsequent to persuading them that they could assist them with making sure about grant from the organizer of the PPP, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom. 

Kingsley was hit with a three-month prison term, while Osei was shipped off the cooler for one month. 

The two had argued not blameworthy to three tallies of intrigue to perpetrate wrongdoing, swindling by affectations and falsification, however were seen as liable of the apparent multitude of charges following two years of preliminary. 


Conveying his sentence, the managing judge, Justice Francis Obiri, said the court thought about the way that the convicts were first time guilty parties, were contrite, and had a ton of wards. 

The appointed authority said he additionally thought about the way that the convicts had discounted a piece of the cash required to the complainants. 


As indicated by current realities of the case as introduced to the court by the arraignment, Ms Marie-Louise Simmons, Kingsley and Osei were educators at the Najahiya Islamic Junior High School at Moshie Zongo and Nuria Primary School at Ayigya separately, the two rural areas of Kumasi. 

She said at some point in February 2016, Kingsley, who challenged as the parliamentary up-and-comer on the ticket of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) for the Afigya Kwabre East in 2012, and Osei moved toward two understudies of the Premier Nursing Training School at Buokrom that Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom was running a grant plan to help understudies to cover the first part or part of their charges. 

She said the two educators requested that the understudies paid portion of the charges to them while the plan bested up and "paid" the full expenses into the record of the school at Stanbic Bank. 

The convicts would later outfit the understudies with the compensation in-slips from the bank, which were later discovered to be manufactured, to empower them to get their enlistment with the school. 

Ms Simmons said through the demonstration, the initial two recipients figured out how to get a great deal of their mates to enroll with the convicts and paid different amounts of cash as a component of their expenses. 

Nonetheless, she stated, the two educators didn't pay even everything paid to them by the understudies but instead paid only a division and fashioned the compensation in-slip to mirror the full charges. 

She said this became known when the school attempted to accommodate the expenses paid by the understudies with bank articulations. 

The examiner told the court that the understudies included were as needs be educated about the abnormality and a conventional objection was held up with the police, prompting the capture of the two. 


The examiner, a Principal State Attorney, be that as it may, communicated dissatisfaction with the sentence, saying it was excessively tolerant and not obstacle enough. 

She told the Daily Graphic that considering the measure of exertion put into the case and the way in which the two approached the plan to cheat honest clueless understudies, some of whom couldn't finish their courses, "the court might have given a more hindrance sentence than the three and one month sentences". 

Ms Simmons said the convicts were instructors who should fill in as good examples in the public arena, however obviously their demonstrations were painstakingly arranged, and pulling off such sentences would not hinder others from doing same. 

While conceding that the connected wrongdoings conveyed a base sentence of a day and a limit of 25 years, she said she expected at any rate a half year or a year's sentence. 

Ms Simmons said she would reach her bosses over their next line of activity.

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