OAU Students Storm Court As Former Acting VC Still Remanded In Custody

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The students of the Obafemi Awolowo University today went in mass to the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede which ordered that the immediate former Acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba be further remanded in the custody of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The student have requested for the quick removal of the former Acting VC  from custody over allegations of corruption and abuse of office.

 Professor Elujoba was on Wednesday arrested alongside the school’s Bursar, Mrs Josephine Akeredolu and were both arraigned on Friday before Justice David Oladimeji on seven counts of intent to steal money belonging to the institution and conspiracy to defraud the school among others.

The EFCC counsel Festus Ojo, have asked that the defendants be remanded in Ilesha Prison.

In his ruling, Justice Oladimeji ordered that the defendants be remanded in EFCC custody pending the hearing of the application on Tuesday, July 11.

Meanwhile, some members of staff of the university including the present Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Temitope Ogunbodede gathered outside the court with the students to declare support for Professor Elujoba.

The workers who carried placards with various inscriptions described his arraignment as an “injustice to an innocent man”.

They urged the EFCC to look into the case properly and bring the real looters to book and release the former OAU acting vice chancellor.
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