Wednesday, 14 December 2016
EFCC to grill OAU VC, bursar over alleged diversion of N1.4bn
By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has invited the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba and the Bursar, Mrs Aderonke Akeredolu for interrogation over alleged diversion of N1.4 billion.
The Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC the vice chancellor and the bursar OAU to appear at its office on Tuesday.
Head of Public Affairs of the Ibadan office of the EFCC, Mr Ayo Oyewole told newsmen that the duo were invited for interrogation over alleged illegal and corruptly diverting N1.4billion.
He said that the EFCC had acted on a petition it received that the duo allegedly diverted the said amount illegally without approval.
According to him, in the petition they were alleged to have diverted the amount without approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and the institution’s governing council.
“The said amount was used to settle some allowances, out of which the VC paid himself N7million as furniture allowance. He was also said to have paid others varied allowances from the said amount,” he said.
However, there was drama at the EFCC office over the interrogation of the duo as various associations from the institution besieged the office in solidarity with the VC and the bursar.
Among the associations are the Students Union Government (SUG) members, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), all of OAU chapter.
Others are Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and hosts of others.