Court sends OAU ex-VC to prison


Tension as OAU ex-VC remanded in prison

There was a mild protest at Federal
High Court holding in Ede sent a former
Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi
Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba,
to Ilesha prisons after the bail
application was dismissed.

Premium Times reports that Justice
David Oladimeji ruled that Prof. Elujoba
be remanded till July 19 when the case
will be brought for hearing.

It was gathered that 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.

It first  appeared via a tweet by TVC correspondent
Sumner Shagari Sambo
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 July 11.

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
No one was allowed to leave the
premises of the court at the time of this
The workers demanded the judge’s
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

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