According to a report by The Nation, some plain clothes detectives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a nurse (name withheld), and member of staff of a private hospital in Warri, Delta State, over admission racketeering into the Delta State School of Nursing, The Nation has learnt.
It was learnt the nurse collected the sum of N400,000 to secure admission for a prospective male student for the March entrance examinations into the School of Nursing, Warri.
The Nation gathered that the prospective student lodged a complaint to the Director, Nursing Department of the Ministry of Health following the inability of the alleged racketeer to procure admission for him.
It was learnt the matter was reported to the Health Ministry which lured the nurse to Asaba in the company of the complainant with the sum of N100,000 agreed as payment for the admission between the official and the racketeering nurse.
The suspect was arrested by plain clothes policemen after being recorded on tape, The Nation gathered.
Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, who confirmed the incident, warned admission seekers to be wary of racketeers who engage in collecting money from prospecting students by giving them fake promises of admission into the state’s schools of nursing.
According to the commissioner, “we received a complaint from a prospecting student who applied and sat for the entrance examination in March this year into the School of Nursing Warri. He couldn’t make the required score and gave a nurse four N400, 000 to get admitted.”
He explained that the nurse who works in a private hospital in Warri collected the said amount with a promise to assist the prospecting student who is a male get admission into the School.
However, when the said nurse could not meet up with her promise, the student reported the matter to the Director of Nursing Department in the Ministry.