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Academic Staff Union of OAU protest EFCC incarceration of former VC



Academic Staff Union of OAU protest EFCC incarceration of former VC

The incarceration of a former acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Prof. Anthony Elujoba and the University Bursar, Mrs. Aderonke Akeredolu has forced members of the Academic Staff Union of OAU into protest.

Reports say lecturers at the university, led by the ASUU chairman, Dr. Niyi Sumonu, on Monday afternoon staged a demonstration demanding the release of Elujoba who is standing trial on a 7-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and using position for gratification.

The protesting workers unions and students of the university in showing solidarity with the embattled former acting Vice Chancellor, said he did well during his tenure by returning peace to the university, blaming enemies of progress for submitting a petition against him which is now being investigated by the EFCC.

Read also: Former OAU VC, bursar arraigned over alleged N1.4bn fraud

Elujoba and Mrs. Akeredolu were both arraigned last Friday before Justice A. D. Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The pair were both arraigned following a petition alleging that Elujoba, alongside the Bursar, diverted the sum of One Billion, Four Hundred Thousand Naira from the University’s Fixed Assets and Endowment Fund without approval from the Federal Ministry and Governing Council of the University to pay some unapproved allowances.

The former acting Vice Chancellor was also alleged to have paid himself N7million (Seven Million Naira) furniture allowance, from the amount.

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