It’s been reported that the Acting Vice Chancellor (VC) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The letter of invitation was signed by Oseni Kazeem of the Southwest Zonal Office of the commission in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The invitee was advised in the letter to come along with the school’s bursar and come along with necessary documents.
According to the reports, The letter reads in part, “The office is currently investigating a case in which there is the need to obtain clarification from you. In view of the foregoing, you and your bursar are requested to report to our office for an interview.
“You are also to come along with the following documents: the salary payment schedule/any other payment made to senior staff and junior staff in August and September, 2016; payment vouchers relating to furniture allowances paid to the VC from the day he assumed office to date; certified true copies of the monthly salary pay slips of the VC from the day he assumed office to date.”
The report states that the acting Vice Chancellor has been accused of paying allowances without approval. The said petition as reported, was written by an unnamed OAU Staff to the EFCC, who complained about the allowances.
The Public Relations Officer of the school,said the money spent could not be said to have been misappropriated.
“The Vice Chancellor has been invited to make clarifications and he would be there, from there we would know what next,” he said.
It was also further reported that the Non-Academic staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities were planning a protest to show their displeasure over the invite by the EFCC.
Written by Okolo Ezinne