Tuesday, 10 July 2018

NASS OAU: Immediate Past President Alleged Of Misappropriation Of Over 3.8Million Naira

By Uthman Samad

OAU Peeps News Agency learnt Clamours and allegations have been springing up from the faculty of sciences of Obafemi Awolowo university over what is termed  "misappropriation of public fund"

OAU Peeps learnt the students of the faculty are clamouring for the dividend of their due paid for the last administration led by Okoli Victor.

Okoli Victor Popularly known as SIR KELVIN Is the Immediate past president of the National Association of Science Students (OAU) for the 2016/17  Academic session.

The embattled former president was alleged on the ground of not providing Freshers" package for the generality of the then part one students that paid their dues during the administration worth of #2,500 each.

OAU Peeps News Agency learnt from an inhouse source that during the Sir Kelvin's ( Okoli Victor) administration,  freshers paid #2,500, out of which #2000 is for the package and #500 for faculty due. while returning Students of the faculty paid #1000 each.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency ,a part 2 student of the faculty who pleaded anonymity stated the Sir Kelvin administration collected 2,500 from them. In his words ;  ""Then while i was in Part1, #500 was collected  for association due &#2,000 for package. Calculating #2,000 meant for package for like over 1,700 fresh students with also numerous returning students too, that's over 3.8million naira . We got nothing  than  Sci-fi organised  welcome party where the renowned hiphop artiste, CDQ was invited to perform at the popular amphitheatre of the University.""

While on phone conversation with the embattled president, Okoli Victor told OAU Peeps News Agency correspondent that it is an issue that concerns Faculty Of Science students and further begged that it is an in-house thing ;" it's an issue that concerns Faculty of Science Students, the issues is in-house." --He stated.

While quizzed further by OAU Peeps" correspondent on the reason why the present part two students were not given package when they were in part one during his administration he said " because there's no budget allocated for package"

When contacted ,The former Vice president during Okoli Victor's administration, Tosin by name, who is now a graduate,  while interrogated through phone said "about the package issue, to the best of my knowledge, the last time I heard from the president about the issue was that they are making the package and that the project has been issued out as a contract to the contractor,  probably there's a delay with the person making it or so. The President said he's going to sort it out. Now that the issue is still horning, I don't know what's up but  I will try to investigate"

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, the current president of the faculty, Tobi Ogunlere popularly known as TOBEST stated  he knew nothing about the last administration as he's not in the system then.

In his words; "" I was not part of the executive, I don't know what happened during the last administration.  I don't know how they spend their fund. The whole got to down on me when we were trying to renew the association with Division Of Students Affairs(DSA) of which we will need the audit report of the last administration. Due to the fact that there's no proper handling over to me as the president elect then, the audit Chairman submitted an  Incomplete Audit Report. The DSA asked us to get complete form of the audit report before they can renew the association. Then I had to put a call through to one of our staff adviser, Dr. Ogunkunle of Chemistry Department, he wrote to the DSA that they should renew us that they will bring Okoli Victor and his team to book, all these was around early last month."
"The DSA renewed us and penned down their names. "

TOBEST further stated that he met any empty association account upon assumption of office as President;  "" I  will like to state that we didn't meet a dime in the association's account. I will tag it misappropriation of fund and also it's obvious and glaring to all that the last Administration led by Sir Kelvin Administration gave no package"".

Reacting to the development, Ogunlowo Samiat,the Present NASS OAU Vice President stated that truly package wasn't given to the last year's part one students and It has affected the rate at which students pay for dues this session.

To all our readers, we are promising to bring all stake holders involved in this alleged scandal into our subsequent reports on this saga. Investigation still ongoing

In Case, you know of any news/scandal in your department or faculty, mail  OAU Peeps News Agency on OAUpeeps@gmail.com. Be rest assured you will be anonymous

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