Remove Erastus Akingbola from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo Anti-Corruption Students Appeal to Governor Mimiko

Erastus Akingbola
By SaharaReporters, New York

Campus Anti-Corruption Crusade (CACC), a group comprising of students and indigenes of Ondo State, has appealed to State Governor Olusegun Mimiko to remove Erastus Akingbola, the disgraced former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank, as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) in the State.

The appeal follows the decision of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to sanction Justice Charles  Archibong for his controversial ruling which favoured Akingbola, the students said, adding they have concluded that the NJC is siding with the public, and that it is time for the governor to also do so.

“We remind the governor that a London court has found Erastus Akingbola guilty of stealing and diverting about N164 billion (or £654 million) of depositors’ funds to buy properties in the United Kingdom and for buying shares for himself in order to manipulate its share price in the stock market,” the students said in a petition signed on their behalf by Olawale Akindahunsi, Acting CAAC Chairman; Gabriel Oladapo Olusi, Acting Vice Chairman; and Solape Adewumi, Acting Gen. Secretary.

They reminded Governor Mimiko that AAUA is named after late Papa Michael Adekunle Ajasin, a previous Ondo governor whom they described as a clean and untainted public figure during his life-time, and expressed the hope that nothing will be done to tarnish that good name or associate it with rouges after his death.

“We are not saying that Dr. Akingbola is guilty in Nigeria and we are not saying he is not guilty,” CACC said.   “What we are saying is that there are questions over his character and that there is a pending indictment that he needs to discharge.

“We agree that his deputy, Barr. Dan Nwanyanwu, has been acting like the Pro-Chancellor but this is not the same as removing the de facto pro-chancellor in all official correspondences and this should include the websites of the university. Even the new website hosted by our Vice Chancellor, Prof.  Olufemi  Mimiko  continues to parade this person of questionable character as the pro-chancellor of our school (e.g., A university is not just a place to qualify for certificates but a place to qualify in terms of education and character.”

They appealed to Governor Mimiko to act on the matter immediately and officially end the tenure of Akingbola as the pro-chancellor and instruct that all references to his name as the pro-chancellor be removed in all official correspondences as well as on their school websites.

“If in future he is able to discharge his indictment, then the governor can re-appoint him,” they said.


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The Hostel Built by Him

Since you guys are saying he should be sacked as Chancellor, the the hostel he built for the school should be pulled down as this will truely show that we are trying to distance ourselves from him.Can you guys tell me none of you has ever cheated in the exams or attempt to bribe a lecturer. Please clean your hands before helping others

bird of the same feather.

Akingbola and Mimiko are bird of the same feather,Mimiko used Ondo state money for campained diring the Last election and up till now Teachers in Ondo state has not receive January salaries,


ERASTUS AS CHANCELLOR KE? O TI O! IT IS JUST LIKE RETAINING BABALAKIN AS CHANCELLOR OR MAKING JIMOH IBRAHIM A PASTOR! A-B-S-U-R-D-I-T-Y PLUS A-B-N-O-R-M-A-L-I-T-Y = ABERRATION! The Students appear to know better than the Governor because with thses characters their safety can never be guaranteed. They should also conduct a full audit to check for pilferage before releasing him.

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