Former OAU VC Remanded In Prison Over Alleged N1.4 Billion Fraud
Anthony Elujoba, a former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been reportedly remanded in Ilesha Prisons after his bail application was dismissed by Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal High Court in Ede, Osun State.
Justice David Oladimeji ruled that Mr. Elujoba who is standing trial on a seven-count charge of alleged corruption and abuse of office involving some N1.4 billion, be remanded till July 19 when the case will be brought for hearing.
The former VC is standing trial alongside the bursar of the university, Josephine Akeredolu. It was gathered that workers of the university see Mr. Elujoba’s trial as “victimisation” as the two lecture-free days declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in solidarity with Mr. Elujoba ended on Tuesday.
It was learnt that 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 and no one was allowed to leave the premises of the court at the time of this report.
The workers demanded the judge should withdraw his ruling, and authorize the former vice chancellor to be kept in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as the students of OAU fear the latest disturbances may further affect their academic calendar.