University VC charged with N800 million fraud
The EFCC has charged a former minister of works Adeseye Ogunlewe as well as the vice chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) Abeokuta on an 18-count of alleged financial malpractices.
The VC of FUNAAB and Ogunlewe who is the school’s pro-chancellor were arraigned alongside the institution’s bursar, Moses Ilesanmi on Friday, November 25, according to Premium Times.
Times reports that the three suspects were driven to the court by EFCC operatives in a Nissan Urvan bus. They were docked at High Court 6 in Abeokuta, Ogun state, for alleged misappropriation of N800 million.
A top official of the commission had on Wednesday, November 23, told NAN about the scheduled arraignment of the three officials. over $16billion fraud According to him, the three men have been subject of investigation in an alleged case of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds. Ogunlewe who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), serves as the minister of works during the Obasanjo administration. Ogunlewe was sacked as works minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo due to a feud with his former patron, Bode George.