FUTA Suspends 4 Students Accused Of Internet Fraud By EFCC

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The Federal University of Technology Akure
(FUTA) has indefinitely suspended four
students of the institution arrested by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) over alleged N16 million internet
fraud.
The EFCC arrested five suspects – four from
FUTA and one from Adekunle Ajasin
University, Akungba, (AAUA), on Monday.
The suspects were arrested at an Off-
Campus residence located at Anuoluwapo
Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South
Gate, Akure, Ondo.
A statement issued by the Head,
Information and Protocol Unit of FUTA,
Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the Vice
Chancellor of the university approved the
sanction.
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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