ICPC compels varsity to refund N4.7m to students
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has been compelled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to make a refund of N4.7 million to 952 of its fresh undergraduates who were allegedly exploited by the school authority.
One of the students who petitioned the ICPC, had alleged that the university made them pay an additional N5,000 as fee for an ICT training for which another N2,500 had earlier been collected.
“Upon receipt of the petition, the operatives of the Commission swung into action and investigations revealed that indeed the students were levied twice for the same training. The Commission, after bringing the issue to the attention of the management of the University, directed them to resolve it within a stipulated period”.
“Following that directive, the affected students were requested by the school to provide evidence of payment of the said N5, 000 to the college accountants to facilitate a refund. Random telephone calls to some of the students by the Commission confirmed the refund”, ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa said.
The institution’s pro-chancellor, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, the vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole and the bursar, Moses Ilesanmi at present have a case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that is yet to b e resolved.
The trio were docked at the Ogun State High Court last November in a case of alleged fraud and diversion to the tune of N409 million. The said money is reported to be property of the institution.