Court dismisses case against former FUNAAB VC, Others

Former FUNAAB VC, Professor Olusola Oyewole

Former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Oyewole, and the institution’s Pro Chancellor, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe have been discharged and acquitted of official corruption charge by an Abeokuta High Court.

Also, discharged along with them is the institution’s bursar, Mr Moses Ilesanmi.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had in November 2016, arraigned Ogunlewe, Oyewole and Ilesanmi, separately and jointly on an 18-count charge bordering on alleged stealing, abuse of office and fraudulent conversion of the university property.

Justice Olatokunbo Majekodunmi, who presided over case, rules that the EFCC failed to prove all the allegations against the accused persons.

Dismissing the suit for lacking in merit, the judge, declared that all the evidences presented by the prosecution had been manifestly discredited through cross examination, and that the court could not rely on them.

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