ASUU demands probe of N5m bribe allegedly collected by LASU Director

Lagos – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University Chapter, has called for a probe into a N5million fraud allegedly committed by a senior official to facilitate processing of results by the university’s Senate.

ASUU wants the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, to investigate the N5 million allegedly collected by a former Assistant
Director, School of Part-time Studies.

In a petition with reference no. LASU/GS/16/268 and dated March 26, the academic staff members are asking the authorities to launch an investigation into the matter without further delay.

“We urge Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Fagbohun, while being passionate on clearing backlog of misappropriation cases of such to use his
good offices for proper investigation and conclusion of the case.

“This is because members of the university community continue to refer to this matter at every instance when staff members are
disciplined,’’ ASUU said in the petition a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Reacting, the university’s spokesman, Mr Adekoya Martins, confirmed the receipt of the petition by the management.

Martins said the issue happened long before the present administration and might have been disposed of by the university council.

He said that a critical examination of the petition showed that the case had gone through one sub-committee to another before it reached
the council.

NAN reports that LASU Governing Council had on Sept. 8, 2017 approved the dismissal of ASUU-LASU Chiarman, Dr Isaac Oyewunmi, his Deputy, Dr Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu and 15 others.

It also dismissed two other non-academic staff over what it called misconduct and malpractice.

According to the university council, Oyewunmi was dismissed over alleged demand for the sum of N50, 000 for 2003 modular year
students of political science education of the sandwich programme to process their results.

The council claimed Adeyemi-Suenu unilaterally altered the results of 12 students already advised to withdraw by the Senate in the
Department of History and International studies in the 2015/2016 academic session.

Others were accused of defaulting on the conditions precedent on their training leave bond and abandonment of duty. (NAN)

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