OAU lecturers protest detention of former Vice-Chancellor

OAU lecturers protest detention of former Vice-Chancellor

- The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities staged a protest demanding for the release of a former vice chancellor

- The former vice chancellor Anthony Elujoba was remanded in prison by a court in Osun state

- Reports have it that workers and students alike believe the embattled professor did well during his tenure

Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife are protesting the arrest and detention of the institution's former acting vice-chancellor, Prof Anthony Elujoba.

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The professor is being being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged fraud.

He was arraigned on Friday, July 7, for fraud at the Osun state High Court sitting in Ede.

Consequently, he was ordered to be remanded in the EFCC custody until Tuesday (tomorrow) when his bail allocation would be heard.

The professor was accused by the EFCC of paying workers’ bonus with over N1bn.

The workers on their part insisted that the former Vice Chancellor, Prof Bamitale Omole, should have being prosecuted.

The Punch reports that lecturers at the university demanded for the release of Elujoba by staging a protest led by the ASUU chairman Dr. Niyi Sumonu.

Reports have it that workers and students alike believe the embattled professor did well during his tenure.

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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities denied reports of a planned 'solidarity strike' for a former vice chancellor of the institution Anthony Elujoba.

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Source: Naija.ng

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