N156.9m fraud: Judge steps down from FUTA VC, Bursar’s case

Justice Ademola Bola of the Ondo State High Court have announced his intention to withdraw from the alleged fraudulent case involving the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Adebiyi Daramola and the Registrar, Mr. Ayodeji Oresegun.

Daramola, whose tenure ends in the next few weeks and Oresegun were first arraigned at the court on February 14, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N156.9million fraud.

The Judge said he was transferring the case due to a petition against him by the FUTA Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

The Judge noted that he transferred the case because of his integrity which will be at stake if he insisted on taking the matter.

Meanwhile, Chairman of NASU, Comrade Bayo Aladetohun says that the union decided to petition the Chief Judge due to the perceived bias of Justice Ademola.

The case has been adjourned till March 30th.

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