FUTA suspends four students in EFCC Custody over internet scam

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA

Four students of  Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)that was  arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N16 million internet fraud on monday have suspended indefinitely by the Vice Chancellor.

“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).

The student were arrested at  an Off- Campus residence  located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo.

The one student one from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, (AAUA

Accordly to the Head, Information and Protocol Unit of FUTA, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the Vice Chancellor of the university approved the sanction  based on the extant rules which stipulate indefinite suspension for students arrested and being investigated for criminal activities.

They where also informed that  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.” he said.

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