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NANS  petitions EFCC, seeks investigation of alleged financial mismanagement in UI {See Petition}

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Oyo State chapter, has  demanded a comprehensive investigation into the allegations of financial misappropriation, mismanagement and extortion by the management of the University of Ibadan (UI), Mega Icon Magazine exclusively gathered.

 

The association  led by its Chairman, Comrade Asubiojo Olujuwon Marshal, in a petition submitted on Tuesday at the Ibadan Office of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) called for thorough investigation of its allegations and  subsequent prosecution.

Contained in the petition,  NANS accused the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) of continued collection of a compulsory students’ union levy of N200 for two consecutive sessions after the students’ union was summarily suspended by the same management, wondering where such sums now accumulating into millions of Naira has ended up, as the fee is being charged both from postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Another issue raised in the petition, also of paramount interest was the Identity Card (I.D Card Issue) which it said was only resolved recently.

“An incident that saw students not issued ID cards for two full sessions and when the issuance was eventually done, an entire session was fraudulently by passed as students only received ID cards for the last session, and not the one before. Also, several students graduated within this period without receiving these I.D cards, and as the time of this petition, we have no knowledge of any refund system to address this.

“Equally worthy of your due reference and attention is the very suspicious technology fee, which was levied on students for the 2019/2020 session for the first time. The said fee is being charged at the sum of N6,500  per student and yet key members of the university management have declined that such is meant for the provision of internet facilities. It is instead claimed that such fee is only meant for “Portal access”. Please note that the same “Portal access” was previously charged at just N2,500. We wonder what new technology is being developed to warrant an increment of over 200%.

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“Furthermore, despite the fact that students are still being charged every session for the issuance of the students information handbook, as attached school receipt indicates, no issuance of such, either by hand, post or any known means has been done in the last five sessions. This is surely a  blatant case of extortion and should be duly addressed.

“In our capacity as the voice of Nigerian students in Oyo state, we are  appalled and aggrieved that such referenced atrocities of corruption are being nonchalantly displayed in the premier university, and we trust that you will not just look into this petition”.

NANS, however called for thorough and credible investigation of the allegations by the anti-graft body without minding whose ox was gored in the interest of justice and fairness.

 

 

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Lagos police nab fake EFCC operative, suspected cultist

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The Lagos state  police command have arrested one Emeka Emmanuel with a fake identity card of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) at the Iyana Iba area of the state.

A statement from the State Police Command on Sunday said operatives also arrested suspected cultist, Emmanuel Olatunde, also known as pastor in the Bariga area of the state.

Mr Bala Elkana, the command’s spokesman, explained that 29-year-old Emeka was apprehended on Saturday night by operatives of the Ojo Police Station while acting on credible intelligence.

The suspect was in possession of a fake EFCC ID card which he uses in parading himself as an EFCC operative. The suspect duped innocent citizens under the pretence of providing them employment with the EFCC as operatives.

“One Olaposi Semiu ‘m’ of Agbara, Lagos who is one of such victimstold police investigators that the suspect collected the sum of N51,000 from him over a month ago with a promise of securing employment for his son as an EFCC operative,” he said.

According to him, the suspect who was also found to be operating an illegal medical facility in his residence confessed to committing the crime.

While the police recovered medical equipment and fake certificates from him, Elkana said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as they conclude investigation.

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He also advised members of the public, especially job seekers to be mindful of the activities of such people in order not to fall prey of their antics.

On the other hand, 31-year-old Olatunde was arrested following sustained monitoring at Oremenunu Ibafo Street in Bariga.

The suspect, according to Elkana, is an ex-convict and is a high ranking member of Eiye Confraternity, terrorising people in Bariga.

“He (Olatunde) has a link with a series of robberies and murder cases in Bariga. He is responsible for the murder of one Ahmed Karowi, an Aiye Confraternity kingpin on 11th September 2019,” he added.

Elkana said the suspect would also be charged to court as soon as they conclude investigation.

 

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Another set of 30 kidnap victims released in Katsina

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No fewer than  thirty set of kidnap victims have been released in Katsina State.

The 30 persons were handed over to the state governor,  Aminu  Masari on Saturday, bringing the number of persons released so far to 45, as the ongoing peace deal enters its third week.

Addressing the returnees, the Governor Masari assured that his administration will not relent in its efforts to secure the release of others still in captivity.

He also directed that the returnees be taken to the hospital for health checks before heading home to join their families.

One of the victims, Zinatu Sani from Kankara told journalists that she was abducted from her matrimonial home with two of her children.

She said that the bandits initially demanded a ransom of N20 million which was later reduced to N6 million, which she said her family couldn’t pay.

She said the suspected bandits used to give them raw rice to cook with only water  and salt.

Sani narrated that they slept in an open space for fifty-five (55) days whether it rained or not.

She further disclosed that there were still a lot of people in captivity inside the forest.

The freed victims were later handed over to the transition committee chairmen of Kankara and Jibiya LGs for medical check-up and eventual reunification with their families.

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PHOTOS : NDLEA nabs suspected supplier of marijuana to Bokoharam, 20 others in Taraba

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday arrested no fewer than 21 suspected drug dealers in Taraba State.

The suspects, including one person accused of supplying drugs to Boko Haram insurgents, were paraded at the NDLEA office in Jalingo, the state capital.

According to Mr Suleiman Jadi, the state commander of the agency, the officials seized about 299.6 kilograms of drugs within four months of operation.

The NDLEA state commander, also disclosed that  Mohammed Ibrahim, one of the suspects said to be a major supplier of drugs to Boko Haram was apprehended with 153 compressed blocks of Cannabis Sativa, also known as Marijuana.

The NDLEA boss blamed unemployment and peer group influence as  the major reasons why youth indulge in drug abuse.

Jadi, who noted that they were faced with various challenges as a unit, disclosed further that nine of the suspects have been charged to court.

 

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