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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

N1.4B Fraud: ASUU, NASU PROTEST AS COURT REMANDS FORMER OAU VC PROF. ELUJOBA IN PRISON

Former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba, has been remanded in prison over alleged abuse of office and corrupt practices.

Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal High Court in Ede, Osun State, who dismissed his bail application ruled that 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; alongside the bursar of the university, Josephine Akeredolu.

However, workers of the university see Elujoba’s trial as “victimisation”.

Two lecture-free days declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in solidarity with 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.

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