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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Former OAU VC sent to prison over alleged N1.4 billion fraud

Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal High Court in Ede, Osun State has ordered the former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba, be remanded in Ilesha Prisons after his bail application was dismissed Tuesday morning. Oladimeji is currently standing trial on a seven count charge for allegedly defrauding the institution of N1.4 billion while he was in office. He was arrested by EFCC operatives following a petition that he committed fraud while in office.
On July 7th, he was arraigned in court by EFCC and was later sent back to EFCC detention pending the hearing of his bail application which was yesterday. Meanwhile staff and students of the school have alleged that their former VC is being victimized by some political bigwigs.

They claim he committed no crime while he was in office. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, of the school had declared Monday and Tuesday lecture Free in solidarity with the former VC.

After the judge dismissed his bail application, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, locked down the court gate, demanding that the order by the judge be withdrawn.

10 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

He can't outrun the long arm of the law.

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Manuel Kunmi said...

jesus christ

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o


... Merited happiness

Vivian Reginalds said...

Good beht where are all those criminal politicians? his case is ONLY 1.4 BILLION, Where are the others?
Uncle Amechi hafana?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Linda please check line 7 to make proper correction. Is is the justice David Oladimeji that is on trial or Anthony Elujoba?

joyous baba,LindaIkeji First cousin said...

good for him.

Anonymous said...

His a Professor! What happens to plea bargain!! He did not kill someone!!!

Anonymous said...

This cannot be true.Elujoba is one of the descent people remaining in Nigeria.May God deliver him.Amen

adesuwa eghianruwa said...

This news is outdated linda. The Judge reversed this ruling that same yesterday. And btw his supposed crime is that he used money stolen by the former admin...which he recovered...to pay arrears owed the University staff. You are a journalist, come correct

Lawville said...

@adesuwa, to buttress your point he was to be remanded in prison pending hearing of his case. His case has not been concluded with a judgment delivered against him to spend years in prison on the offence. Let us report news correctly.

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