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OAU VC jailed for 1.4 billion Fraud Allegations

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​former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi

Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba,

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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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