The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday quizzed the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Prof Olusola Oyewole, alongside the Institution Bursar, Moses Ilesanmi following a petition received by the antigraft body from a group known as ‘Concerned Stakeholders of FUNAAB’.
The duo who were then invited for questioning by the anti-graft commission, arrived at the EFCC Zonal Office located at 16, Revd Oyebode Crescent, Iyaganku, GRA, Ibadan at exactly 9:48 am in a two black saloon cars.
Confirming their invitation, the EFCC official face book page, ‘OfficialEFCC’, it reads that the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture,(FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Prof Olusola Oyewole, alongside the Institution Bursar, Moses Ilesanmi were invited for questioning based on allegations of corruption levelled against them. The allegation is based on unbriddled corruption and betrayal of public trust.
“The university officials were told to come along with certified true copies of documents including those of capital projects executed in their tenure.”
The EFCC is also investigating payments made by the university to the governing council of the institution led by a former senator, Adeseye Ogunlewe.
The invited officials were asked to come with records of all payments made to Mr. Ogunlewe and other members of the governing council since their appointment in 2013.
Mr. Ogunlewe, who represented Lagos State in the Senate, was appointed pro-chancellor of the university by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
An internal sources in the institution further revealed to The Nation that the duo are being investigated for spending over 250 million Naira for allowances in four years in a university that is crying out for lack of funds for the primary mandate of teaching, research and extension services.
The source further said that: “In the same period of four years,the Vice-Chancellor has gotten approvals cumulating to almost N100 million for spurious allowances which run contrary to government directives on payment of salaries, emoluments and allowances for public officers.
“A situation where the university has palatial vice chancellors lodge, yet collects huge allowances running into tens of millions for same. A situation where furniture allowance is to be received only once in the term of the office holder but the Vice Chancellor of FUNAAB collects furniture allowances annually.”
As at the time of filling this report, the duo are still been grilled in the EFCC office and are yet to be released