FUNAAB UPDATE; Pro chancellor has case to answer: EFCC

The EFCC, who put forward this position while opposing Ogunlewe’s application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit, said the FUNAAB pro chancellor and other accused persons have a case to answer.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday told a state High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun state, that the Pro – Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has a case to answer before the court.

The charges putting included putting amount of money totaling N800m in a fixed deposit account with a commercial bank without following due process and paying the interest accrued from such fixed account into the personal account of private individuals.

Ogunlewe, the institution’s Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole and the university Bursar, Moses Ilesanmi, were last Month brought by the EFCC before Justice O.O. Majekodunmi on 18 –count charge of conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion of money belonging to FUNAAB.

The trio had since pleaded not guilty to the charges.

At the hearing of the case on Monday, Ogunlewe filed an application, asking the court to quash the case against him.

He argued that the court lacks the competence to entertain the case.

But lead counsel to EFCC, Mr. Ben Ubi, opposed the application, saying Ogunlewe and others have case to answer

Ogunlewe’s counsel, Wale Adesokan, who filed the application, told the court that the application was filed to terminate the trial, and prayed the court to end the trial.

“We are opposing the application. They have case to answer and the accused persons should face the trial rather than dancing round. We have acted strictly based on law and we have not offended the law,” Ubi said.

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