How OAU VC was jailed for 1.4 billion Fraud Allegations

former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi
Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba,
has been remanded in Ilesha Prisons
after the bail application was dismissed.
Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal
High Court in Ede, Osun State, ruled that
Mr. Elujoba be remanded till July 19
when the case will be brought for
hearing.
The former VC is standing trial on a
seven-count charge of alleged corruption
and abuse of office involving some N1.4
billion.
He is standing trial alongside the bursar
of the university, Josephine Akeredolu.
But workers of the university see Mr.
Elujoba’s trial as “victimisation”.
Two lecture-free days declared by the
Academic Staff Union of Universities,
ASUU, in solidarity with Mr. Elujoba
ended Tuesday.
On Tuesday, workers of the university
protested the decision of the court to
send the embattled professor to prison.
The Non-Academic Staff Union of
Universities, NASU, locked down the
court gate as the ruling was being
handed.
No one was allowed to leave the premises of the court
at the time of this report.
The workers demanded the judge withdraw his ruling,
and authorise the former vice chancellor be kept in the
custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC.
Students fear the latest disturbances may further affect
their academic calendar.

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