The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently arrested 5 young Nigerian students for defrauding unsuspecting foreigners the sum of 16 million Naira. Four of the students were from Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) while the other student in the group was from Adekunle Ajashin University.
Following the widely publicized arrest the school authorities in FUTA have suspended the four students. This was made known in a statement released by the Head , Information and Protocol Unit of FUTA, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo. He said the vice chancellor approved the sanction based on the school rules, which stipulate indefinite suspension for students arrested and being investigated for allegation of criminal activities.
Part of the public announcement reads:
“The four students, who have been given indefinite suspension and are to stay away from the school until further notice, are Ogundile A.O , Civil & Environmental Engineering; Fasakin P. T, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Akinsanmi F.O, Mathematical Sciences; and Ifeobu U. O. of the Department of Urban & Regional Planning. This is in accordance with the provisions of the university Handbook of Information 2012-2015 Page 54, paragraph 5(i) which states that, ‘Whenever a student is being investigated for a criminal offence by the Police or is charged with a criminal offence; whether or not connected with the university; the student shall be suspended from his studentship until he/she is cleared of the allegation/charge’.”
SEE PICTURES OF THE STUDENTS ARRESTED BY EFCC