STUDENTS AND WORKERS JUBILATE AS THE BAIL OF THE ARRAIGNED OAU FORMER V.C WAS GRANTED.
Prof. Anthony Elujoba, the former vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, who has been remanded at the EFCC custody since Tuesday, 11th of July was granted bail on Friday, 14th of July on the basis of self recognition.
The erstwhile VC with the university's bursar are facing seven count charges at the Federal high court over the disbursement of 1.1 billion naira meant for a project, to workers who have been owed for months.
At federal high court, Osogbo, Justice David Oladimeji, granted the bail application of Prof. Elujoba based on self recognition while that of Mrs. Ronke Akeredolu was given the condition of the payment of 50 million naira with two guarantors.
Jubilation rented the air as the workers and students of the university, who stormed the court in their hundreds, had the former VC being released to them. After the verdict was given, the students proceeded to the gate of the Osun state government house with placards, that had inscriptions like 'probe Omole', 'fund Nigerian universites', 'we need better welfarism' amidst others, but were denied access to the main building.
In a bid to make their demands known, they paraded themselves with placards from the high court to Olaiya area, Osogbo. Afterwards, Elujoba and his convoy went back to Ile-Ife, where the jubilation continued.
During the vote of thanks at Africa Amphitheater, Obafemi Awolowo University, the current VC of the institution, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede in the company of Prof. Elujoba and some of the university officers, he promised to continue the good works where the former VC stopped. Saying ;
"Obafemi Awolowo University has resolved to do the right thing at all times. "
Olufemi Alfred .O.
Oau Kilonshele News agency reporting....