There was a total shut down of academic activities in obafemi awolowo university ile ife as the academic staff union of university (asuu) and national association of non teaching staff (nasu) oau branch embarked on two day boycott. This is to call for the immediate release of prof. Anthony Elujoba detained by the economic financial crime commission(efcc).
The immediate past acting vice chancellor of the university in person of prof. Anthony Elujoba was arraigned along side with the bursar of the university, Mrs Josephine Aderonke Akeredolu on seven count charge broadening on intent to steal, fraudulent convention of a sum of five million, seven hundred and seventy seven thousand, five hundred and ninety five naira (5,777,595:00k) belonging to the university as furniture allowance.
Likewise, they were charged with intent to defraud the university with a sum of #108,508,378:21k-(0ne hundred and eight milion,five hundred and eight thousand three hundred and seventy eight naira,twenty one kobo) only, deposited into a fixed deposit account with wema bank plc without due processes among others
Prof. Elujoba had received massive support of the university community including lecturers,workers, and the students,due to his credible performance as the acting VC of the university.
The former acting VC did credibly in the areas of academic stability, renovation of hostels, lecture halls and payment of workers allowances which have been left unpaid by previous administration
According to the PRO (public relation officer of the student Union) Okedeji Simon a.k.a Zuma, he stated that the student union stand is for the EFCC to look at the administration of prof. Faborode and prof.bamitale omole,as their administration contain series of misappropriation and embezzlement.
Prior to this, there had been series of agitations and petitions written to EFCC for the probe of prof. Bamitale omole which proved abortive.
However there have been calls from well wisher,supporters among majority of staffs and students of the university for the immediate release of Prof. Anthony Elujoba.