The Osun State Ministry of Education has suspended one of its teachers, Abimbola Olowookere, for allegedly defrauding some recently recruited teachers to the tune of N30,000 claiming to influence their posting.
According to reports, the ministry got wind of Mr. Olowookere's act of requesting money from the teachers in the Osun East Education District in return for influencing their postings to their preferred place of choice outside the district.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mr Folorunsho Oladoyin, who condemned the act, advised the recently recruited teachers not to listen to anyone who demands money or other gratification from them under the guise of influencing their postings.
He said the State Government had recruited the first batch of 1,000 teachers with the determination to post them to schools and towns where their services are basically needed, and their postings solely rested with the education ministry and the state universal basic education board.
Mr Oladoyin however warned any teacher or official of government who is still in the act of collecting money before rendering one service or the other to desist from it or be ready to face the full weight of the law.