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ASUU Urges EFCC To Make Findings On UniIlorin Public

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings on its petition over University of Ilorin corruption allegations public without further delay.

The Ibadan Zone coordinator of the union, Dr Ade Adejumo in a statement yesterday, noted with dismay that since 29th December, 2016 that it submitted petition against the former vice chancellor Professors I.O Oloyede and A.G Ambali the agency against its mode of operation had maintained what it called inglorious silence.

According to ASUU, unlike the manner the agency picked up administrators in Obafemi Awolowo University and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, nothing has been heard about UniIlorin.

According to him, in the petition were allegations of pension fraud, financial corruption, nepotism and other serious offenses allegedly perpetrated by these actors at the University of Ilorin.

Adejumo said the union was, “unable to fathom the rationale behind this long silence of your agency over the reported corruption cases at the University of Ilorin”.

He wondered why close to two years after the submission of the petition which bordered on serious economic and financial crimes the anti corruption agency has not deemed it fit to invite any of the alleged offenders.

“Our union is surprised that your agency has not invited the alleged offenders and has not taken any steps towards bringing them to justice.

“Our apprehension is compounded by the fact that, not too, long ago, the spokesperson of the University of Ilorin Mr Kunle Akogun, in a Radio programme, reported that your agency without recourse to due process has “thrown the petition into dustbin”.

To this end, ASUU asked the agency to immediately make its findings on these very serious allegations public and bring the affected persons to justice.

Source: Leadership