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Judge Revisits Order, Rule Ex-OAU VC Be Remanded in EFCC Custody Instead Prison

Judge Revisits Order, Rule Ex-OAU VC Be Remanded in EFCC Custody Instead Prison
  • PublishedJuly 12, 2017
In what many described as conspiracy against the former acting VC of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Justice David Oladimeji of the Osun state high court sitting in Ede has revisited his order to remand the university don in EFCC custody instead of Ilesa Prison following pressure from angry staff and students of the university.
OsunDefender gathered that all entreaties to the presiding judge fell on a deaf ear as he remained adamant to defendant’s counsels who sited the tense atmosphere by the institution students who eventually force their way into the court room.
Professor Elujoba and the bursar of the school, Mrs Ronke Akeredolu have now been ordered to be remanded in the Economic and Financial Crime Commission custody, where they have been since last 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 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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