Court Remands Former OAU VC, Bursar in EFCC Custody

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Justice David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede has ordered that the immediate former Acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Professor Anthony Elujoba be further remanded in EFCC custody.

The Anti-Graft Agency had on Wednesday arrested Professor Elujoba alongside the Bursar of the Institution, Mrs Josephine Akeredolu on alleged Financial corruption and abuse of office.

Professor Elujoba and Mrs Akeredolu were today arraigned on a 7-count charge of intent to steal money belonging to the institution and conspiracy to defraud the school among others.

The defense lead Counsel, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, who had earlier filed a bail application, pleaded with the court not to grant the prosecution prayer to remand the defendants in Ilesha Prison, but in EFCC custody pending the hearing of the application.

Justice Oladimeji answered the prayer of the defense counsel and ordered that Professor Elujoba and Mrs Akeredolu be remanded in EFCC custody pending bail application hearing next Tuesday.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal and EFCC counsel, Mr Festus Ojo expressed their readiness for the hearing of the case.

The case was then adjourned till the 11th of July, 2017

Rafiu Hammed

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