Alleged N1 billion fraud: EFCC summons former rector of Bayelsa polytechnic, four others

The former staff of the Federal polytechnic Bayelsa have been accused of embezzling over N1 billion.

The Economic and Financial crime Commission, EFCC, has summoned the former rector of the Federal Polytechnic Bayelsa, Eneyi Ekpebu, over misappropriation allegations.

Mr. Ekpebu, the school’s bursar, James Neminebor, and three others were accused of embezzling over N1 billion belonging to the institution.

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic, SSANIP, of the institution had sent a petition to EFFCC dated November 13, 2013 accusing the staff of embezzlement.

The SSANIP Chairman and Secretary, Endurance Keyamo and Ebika Dariah, called on the EFCC to “arrest and prosecute Eneyi Ekpebu and his cohorts for perpetrating what could be described as the biggest financial scandal in Nigeria’s tertiary education”.

Based on the petition, the EFCC, in a letter dated January 20, reportedly summoned the former rector and four others to report at her office on January 29. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesperson, did not pick or return calls on the commission’s investigation.

SSANIP commended the EFCC, saying it took a step in the right direction. The association also urged the anti-graft agency to ensure those found wanting are brought to book.

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