A school teacher, Uchenna Agagwaonye (40), and her sister, Ngozi Nnabude (46), have been arrested by the police for threatening a nun, the head teacher of Handmaids International Catholic School Aguda Surulere, Rev Sister Mary Okolo (45), for allegedly being harsh to teachers.
Agagwonye and her sister conspired to deal with the nun as she (the nun) have been frustrating her stay in the school, stating that the nun was overly haughty with the teachers in school.
She said: “I have been teaching in that school for over 18 years. But Rev. Sister Okolo just joined us recently.
“I run a part time programme with University of Lagos. Before I went for leave, I went through the normal process of applying for my annual leave. And when I resumed, N12,000 was deducted from my salary.
“I went to plead with her concerning my salary, but said she would pay me when God touches her heart.”
She also recounted an incident that occurred a year before, where the former headmistress asked all staff to revise the exam questions with the students before the examination, but the assistant head mistress reported to the new head mistress that she was engaging in examination malpractice.
“If I’m doing that kind of thing, how do I intend to teach the children morals? Six months later, we had an argument about the graduation. I was given a letter of suspension,” She said.
She also said that Okolo angrily sacked a security guard, after the latter caught her having sex with a Rev. Father. Okolo also allegedly sacked some other teachers.
However, Agagwaonye insisted said she didn’t realize that the text messages sent to Okolo were threatening.
“I don’t want to kidnap or kill her. I sent the messages to her so that she would calm down on her wickedness. I only told her I would make the video clip of her sex escapades public. I don’t even have any video, but the laptop repairer whom she gave her laptop to fix has video clips of her nudity.
“I didn’t know it would be assumed that I was blackmailing her. I am not a Catholic,” Agagwaonye said.
On her part, Nnabude said she agreed to get involved because she didn’t like the hand with which the nun dealt with her sister and the colleagues.
She said: “The woman always uses harsh words on my sister and her colleagues. She even used to tell them that they didn’t have anybody to fight for them and that she would frustrate them all. My sister asked me to send a message to the nun.
I got involved in the case because it was my phone that was used to send her the messages. In the message, my sister talked about a sex tape. We didn’t threaten to kill her.”
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, confirmed that the case deals with a crime, conceived, planned and carefully executed by two women, who are blood relations.
The commissioner said that the sisters conspired to put the nun under constant fear and apprehension of imminent danger. When the threat to maim, kidnap, kill and expose her unfounded secret sex life was unbaiting, the Rev. Sister reported the matter to the command’s Anti-kidnapping Unit.
He said “The intelligence component of the command was directed to unmask those threatening her. Investigations revealed that Agagwaonye’s role was to monitor Okolo and pass information gathered to her sister, Nnabude, who would then call Okolo on phone, describing her movement and clothes she wore. She would tell the petrified nun that, ‘you cannot hide from us! You’ll be killed soon’.
“Detectives investigating the case have been instructed to find out if the suspects have the capacity to carry out their threats, or if they are working with other criminals. The case will be charged to court as soon as the investigating is over.”