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FG suspends FUNAAB VC

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Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The Federal government on Thursday suspended the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole over criminal charges against him by the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Oyewole’s suspension was conveyed in a letter signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Hussaini Adamu on behalf of the Minister of Education and made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Oyewole was arraigned on Monday, 24th November 2016 by EFCC over charges bordering on mismanagement of funds.

He was also directed to handle over to the affairs of the school to the senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the institution.

The letter reads: “Sequel to your arraignment before an Ogun State High Court on Criminal charges by Economic for Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Monday, 24th November 2016, I am directed to convey the Honourable Minister’s approval to place you on suspension from office with immediate effect pending the determination of the Court case against you in accordance with extant rules”.

“You are therefore directed to hand over the affairs of your office to the most senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the university”

Meanwhile, the institution’s Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mrs. Emi’ Alawode said “Consultations are in progress with the University Administration on the true position of things, while a formal statement will be issued in due course. Meanwhile, all normal academic and administrative activities are ongoing unabated, in the University”.