Vice Chancellor, who sacked whistleblowers, arrested for fraud

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, who suspended and later sacked three whistleblowers, has been arrested.

A source at the anti-graft commission, EFCC, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday in Abuja that Mr. Oyewole was arrested for alleged fraud.

According to the source, the Vice Chancellor will be arraigned in court on Friday.

When contacted, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment on the issue.

“I don’t have that information yet,” he said.

Mr. Oyewole was invited by the commission about two months ago following allegations of financial fraud in a petition by some university staff, members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Lasun Somoye, Abdulsalaam Sobbor and Bimbo Bankole, were suspended by the university and later sacked by its governing council. The petitioners had written to the EFCC, accusing the vice chancellor and the institution’s pro-chancellor of fraud.

Eighteen other workers were also sacked by the university which claimed they were dismissed for stealing the institution’s property.

The sack has been condemned by a lot of Nigerians with a civic group, CSNAC asking the Nigeria Human Rights Commission to intervene.


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  • Galantman

    We need to encourage whistle blowers to strengthen the war on corruption. They sacked workers should be reinstated immediately and rewarded. God help Nigeria

  • St

    Yes o, more whistle blowers please cos this country too many criminal minded leaders are holding us back. Nigerians are brilliant people and one day we go put chain for their hands.

  • Mikailu Umar

    I salute the courage of the whistle blowers, to get rid of corruption all hands must be on deck. They must not only be re instated but rewarded for this patriotic act. They journey in the fight against corruption has just began and we will surely reach there by God’s grace.