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Age falsification: NANS drags FUNAAB lecturer to ICPC

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The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) has petitioned the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee (ICPC), asking it to probe Professor AbdulAkeem Agboola of the Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who was suspended for alleged age falsification.

Agboola was stated to have celebrated his sixtieth birthday at a date his delivery certificates with the college indicated he was 58.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that the Tutorial Employees Institution Unit of FUNAAB had investigated Agboola and indicted him of age falsification and discrepancies within the names on his certificates, the rationale over which the college spokesman, Kola Adepoju, stated he was suspended.

In a letter dated September 13, 2021 and addressed to the ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, in Abuja, the scholars stated they “discover it expedient to report the gross corrupt practices of Prof. AbdulAkeem Agboola, of Arithmetic division within the Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta” to the fee.

They acknowledged that “currently, Prof. AbdulAkeem Agboola, a Professor of Arithmetic from Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, was indicted in age falsification, outcome manipulation and different unimaginable diabolism by Employees Institution Unit of the establishment.

“In accordance with paperwork submitted to the Tutorial Employees Institution Unit, Prof. AbdulAkeem Agboola who’s, currentiy on suspension has falsified his age whereas additionally presenting certificates with totally different names to the establishment.”

In accordance with the petition signed by Ogun NANS Chairman, Damilola Simeon, and the Chairman of the Nationwide Affiliation of Ogun State College students (NAOSS), Gbemileke Ogunronbi, the scholars claimed that plans had been underway to pardon Agboola and clear him of all allegations.

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“We have now it on good file that the powers that be have perfected plans to extricate and absolve Prof. AbdulAkeem Agboola of all expenses. They due to this fact plan to current the measly suspension as sufficient punishment for his corruption expenses with out following due course of.

“Consequently, plans at the moment are in place to revive him to his former place whereas all expenses are dropped,” it was stated.

Calling on the ICPC to make sure the matter will not be swept underneath the carpet, they stated: “It’s on this observe that we demand that the lndependent Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee to wade into this matier by participating in thorough investigation and due course of in order to forestall the looming institutional collapse.

“We additional demand that inside 3 working days, a public or personal response to this petition be issued with a message of hope and assurance that this difficulty won’t be swept underneath the carpet and that the Unbiased Corrupt Practices Fee will do all the pieces inside its constitutional powers to make sure that justice is absolutely served.”

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