Update: Court Orders Ex-OAU VC, Elujoba To Be Remanded In EFCC Custody



Justice David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede has reversed his order to remand a former Acting Vice Chancwllor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba at the Ilesha Prison in the state.

Professor Elujoba and the bursar of the school, Ronke Akeredolu have now been ordered to be remanded in the Economic and Financial Crime Commission custody, where they have been since last week Wednesday.

The two are being prosecuted by the EFCC on allegations of financial misappropriation.

Justice Oladimeji also ordered that the ruling on the bail application earlier scheduled to hold next week Wednesday July, 19, be brought forward to Friday, July, the 14th.

The reversal of the orders came after several hours of agitation by students and staff of the institutions, who had besieged the court premises demanding immediate release of Prof. Elujoba.

The students together with the staff had done everything possible to prevent the prison and EFCC officials from taking the accused persons to Prison(from deflating tires of vehicles, locking the judge, lawyers and every other person within the court premises inside).

The agitators who had defiled heavy presence of security operatives in the court grounded every activity in the area, leaving commuters plying the road stranded for the hours the agitation lasted.

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