Two school officials appear in court charged with fraud

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:30

Troy Jebodhsingh, 50 and Nigel Lakhan, 41, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud and misbehaviour in public office.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Two secondary school officials have appeared before a San Fernando magistrate charged with multiple counts of fraud and misbehaviour in public office. 

After thorough investigations, the Fraud Squad discovered that students who had not acquired the necessary CXC passes or permission from the Ministry of Education, were allowed entry into sixth form at the Fyzabad Secondary School, with the intention of having the students participate in the Secondary School Football League.

On Wednesday 15th November, 2017, Fraud Squad officers executed a search warrant at the Fyzabad Secondary School and seized several documents from the principal’s office.

The principal, TROY JEBODHSINGH, 50, of Richardson Trace, Fyzabad, and NIGEL LAKHAN, 41, a Physical Education teacher of the same school, who resides at Oil Well Road, Fyzabad, were arrested and subsequently charged after advice was received from the Director of Public Prosecution, Roger Gaspard.

JEBODHSINGH appeared before Senior Magistrate Cheryl-Ann Antoine at the San Fernando 1st Magistrates Court to answer to four charges of misbehavior in public office and two counts of uttering forged CXC certificates.

Meanwhile, LAKHAN is charged with two counts of uttering forged CXC certificates to the School Supervisor III, two counts of uttering to the SSFL forged application forms and two counts of forgery