Saturday, 20 April 2019

Owolabi Miracle,TESA OAU President Impeached for Allegedly Embezzling Association"s Fund

By John Beloved

The parliamentary house of the Technology and Engineering Students" Association (TESA) OAU has impeached Miracle Owolabi as the president of the association on  at a parliamentary sitting held on Thursday April 18,2018.
  OAU Peeps News Agency learnt that before his impeachment, the president had been on an indefinite suspension since November 18 2018 for some gross misconduct.

Investigation conducted by OAU peeps news agency revealed that his suspension which lasted for over 5 months was initially triggered by the  ratification of one Bukunmi, an 100 level school of nursing student located outside Osun state which he brought into the local organisation committee (LOC) to plan a conference that was to be organised by the association.

However his reinstatement lingered as further investigations revealed cases of  "gross misconduct" and his involvement in series of unconstitutional actions which were discovered during the period of his suspension.

Although Miracle Owolabi had written an apology letter and had also appealed to the house to reinstate him the same day of his initial suspension but lot of allegations levied against him during the course of his suspension led to the denial of his request.

After months of suspension, he was impeached based on  summed reasons of alleged embezzlement of funds, Misinforming the house, constitutional aberration and gross misconduct.
He was further charged with failure  to adequately  provide jerseys for 22 out of 43 students who made payment months ago.

However the acting president, Bankole Segun Oludele, speaking with an OAU correspondent affirmed that the president was impeached on Thursday evening during the sitting. He further explained that the decision to impeach Miracle as the president was reached after hours of deliberation.

In his words "He was impeached by the parliamentary body after deliberating on  several allegations levied against him and some that came up later on during the course of this administration.
 I was at the sitting and the matter was deliberated for a long time.
Almost 7 honourable gave recommendations directed towards his impeachment. It was a full house delegation and a unanimous conclusion. Out of 13 honourables, 10 voted for his impeachment when the motion for his impeachment was raised there was no counter motion."

More so while interacting with OAU Peeps News Agency the speaker of the house, Honorable Olatunde taiwo, revealed that president was impeached based on cases of irregularities involving him. Adding that he was not ready to concede to the request of the house and as such deserved impeachment

"The house saw no  reason to allow him continue as the president of the association because he has been under suspension for too long without showing any sign of remorse.
 He has also refused to comply with the recommendation of the house by refunding the money and providing the jerseys for the students." he said

However, all efforts made to reach the impeached president Owolabi Miracle proved abortive as all his lines has been switched off

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