FUTA Indefinitely Suspends 4 Students Arrested By EFCC

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FUTA Indefinitely Suspends 4 Students – Four students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, have been indefinitely suspended by the school.

The decision to suspend the students comes after they were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a N16 million internet fraud case. They were arrested alongside a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.

The school has released a statement through the Head, Information and Protocol Unit, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo.

The statement said: “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 and Environmental Engineering), Fasakin  P.T (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Akinsanmi F.O (Mathematical Sciences), and Ifeobu U.O (Urban & Regional Planning).

“In a letter conveying the suspension, the university said the Vice Chancellor approved the sanction based on the extant rules which stipulate indefinite suspension for students arrested and being investigated for criminal activities.

“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.”

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