Okpara, 49, was arrested at the Woodstock facility on June 14 during a sting operation by the Hawks’ serious corruption investigation team together with the Department of Social Development. At the time of her arrest, the Hawks said there were 35 children in the building.
Her arrest and subsequent court appearance came days after the department removed 17 children from the centre in Woodstock after allegations of physical and sexual abuse
Hawks spokesperson Philane Nkwalase yesterday said Okpara’s matter was postponed to June 25 for bail information.
“This follows the alleged charges of fraud and corruption regarding the donor funds that were redirected to a personal account and used for personal gain. These funds (were) meant for the operation of the centre,” said Nkwalase.