The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly detained Oyeniyi Akande, the younger brother to Chief Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Oyeniyi said to have been arrested for allegedly diverting over N300 million public funds approved for the construction of a lecture hall and other valuable projects in the institution – The arrest of Oyeniyi was as a result of a petition dated Monday 21 March, 2016 and signed by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman of the Osun state-based civil society group.

Oyeniyi was part of the top officials of the college invited by the EFCC last week over the allegation. Oyeniyi is the part-time chairman of the Osun state College of Education (OSSCE), Ila-Orangun. He was said to have been arrested for allegedly diverting over N300 million public funds approved for the construction of a lecture hall and other valuable projects in the institution.

The arrest of Oyeniyi was as a result of a petition dated Monday 21 March, 2016 and signed by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman of the Osun state-based Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun state (CSCEOS), which was forwarded to the acting executive chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. Sulaiman quoted a reliable source from the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC as revealing that the college provost, Professor Isaac Oyewole, led the college team to the EFCC office on Monday and Wednesday this week before Akande was detained for further investigation into the alleged fraud.

It was also learnt that the agency had concluded arrangement to invite the remaining accused by next week for further interrogation. Sulaiman further quoted the source as saying the college community had been thrown into confusion over the whereabouts of Oyeniyi since Wednesday.
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