Fred Erale, the proprietor of St. Maryknol Polytechnic and Nursery school in Moyo has been arrested for allegedly conning members of the public over shillings 100 million.
Erale was picked up yesterday following complaints from members of the public that he had conned them millions of shillings to register pupils in his ghost school.
It is alleged that early this year Erale placed adverts on radio stations in Moyo claiming that he was opening a donor funded school where pupils would only pay half of the tuition.
Erale told the parents that was partnering with Katarin Evans and Lyod International donor agency based in the US.
During the registration he conducted at Orokomba primary schools, Erale charged each pupil shillings 5000 for a school Identity card, and 50,000 for tuition.
However after collecting money from several parents Erale failed to start the school forcing parents to report the matter to police.
Kimera Seguya, Moyo District Police Commander says that they picked up Erale following a public outcry that he had conned them of their money.
Michael Mali, Moyo District Education Officer says he became suspicious of Erale's activities last year and ordered him to stop registering pupils at Orokomba primary school.
Mali says that he directed Erale to stop operating in the compound of Orokomba primary school after receiving several complaints from parents that he had conned them of their money.
Kimera Seguya, Moyo District Police Commander says that investigations into the matter are ongoing. He says that will be charged on courts of law when investigations are complete.