Published On: Tue, Dec 5th, 2017

Alumni Association sues Kogi varsity, VC over alleged N10m fraud

Kogi University

The Kogi State University Alumni Association has sued the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University (KSU), Professor Mohammed Abdulkadir and the institution before a state high court sitting in Anyigba over unlawful interference with its activities.

The suit with Number: AYHC/10/2017 which came up on Monday for mention in Anyigba is alleging a N10million fraud against the authority of the institution.

However, the counsel to the claimant, F.A Ademu had filed a motion for default judgment against the defendant having failed to file their statement of defence within 30 days as provided in the state high court (civil procedure) rule 2006.

Counsel to the defendants, M.Y Abdullahi and F.O Ekpa asked for a date as they were served the motion by 9:05am on Monday.

The judge of the High Court in Anyigba, Hon Justice R.O Ayoola after listening to all the submissions by the counsel adjourned the suit to Wednesday 17th January, 2017 for hearing of the application for judgment.

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Meanwhile, in a statement earlier signed by the Assistant National Publicity Secretary of the Alumni, Femi Akande, he said the association had exploited all avenues to ensure that the alleged funds were returned to the alumni account but it proved abortive.

He recalled that the former Vice Chancellor during his tenure offered the association an office accommodation in the Senate building and helped review the alumni due from 500 naira to N2,000 amongst others.

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