N10m Fraud: Stakeholders Urge Bello to Sack Varsity VC

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


A forum of stakeholders of Kogi State University (KSU) Anyigba, Alumni Association has called on Gov. Yahaya Bello to sack the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir over alleged fraud amounting to N10 million.

The call was contained in a statement signed by chairman of the Stakeholders Forum, Mr Halilu Usman and the Secretary, Chief Oloruntoba Michael, issued after an emergency meeting held on Wednesday in Lokoja.

The forum said that the Vice-Chancellor who was dragged before Kogi High Court, Anyigba over alleged illegal and unlawful withdrawals from the alumni association’s account to the tune of over N10 million should be sacked to enable him face trial.

The stakeholders urged the  governor to urgently intervene in the matter before the Vice-Chancellor caused further damage to the one-time best State owned University in the country.

The stakeholders however, called on the Vice Chancellor to honourably resign his appointment and face his trial and defend the allegations levelled against him by the Alumni Association.

It would be recalled that the institution’s alumni association dragged the VC and two others to court over unauthorised withdrawals from the it’s account to the tune of about N9.9 million.

In the suit number AYHC/10/2017 filed at Kogi High Court sitting in Anyigba, the association also alleged fraudulent and unlawful interference its activities against the defendants.

The Alumni Association said all efforts to get the Vice Chancellor to refund the N9.9 million illegally withdrawn from its account had yielded no fruits, adding that the court was its last resort.

It sought among other reliefs, refund of the amount allegedly taken from the account and a perpetual injunction restraining the VC and the other defendants from interfering in the activities of the association. The court at its last sitting, fixed  April 20, for further hearing in the case.