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University Students, Workers Force Judge To Reverse Ruling On VC Accused Of Fraud

The Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, has amended its earlier verdict sending Anthony Elujoba, the former Vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, to Ilesha prisons.
 FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

The reversal came after workers and students of the school protested and locked down the court barring the judge and others from leaving.

Under pressure, the judge sent the former VC to the EFCC custody as the workers and students demanded.
The court also rescheduled the case from July 19 to July 14.

The Non-Academic Staff Union of the university had shut down the court gate in protest after the earlier judgement.

Armed policemen later stormed the court in a bid to restore law and order, but all was to no avail as the irate students and workers continued their protest.

The protest lasted hours after which the judge, Oladimeji David, gave a new verdict.

Mr. Elujoba, a professor, is standing trial for alleged N1.4 billion fraud.

He is being prosecuted alongside the university’s bursar, Josephine Akeredolu.

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