Corruption And Fraud: ASUU-LASU Members Pull Out Funds From Union

SUSPENSION OF REMITTANCE OF CHECK-OFF DUES TO ASUU-LASU

The
Governing Council of the Lagos State University on the 7th of September,
2017 dismissed Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi (erstwhile Chairman of ASUU-LASU) for
acts of misconduct bordering on extortion of money from students; and
Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu (erstwhile Vice-Chairman of ASUU-LASU) for
acts of misconduct bordering on manipulation of students results. By
virtue of their dismissal, they ceased to be members of ASUU-LASU from
the 7th of September, 2017.

The Management is in receipt of a
petition signed by a number of members of ASUU-LASU which alleged that
Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi is still part of those presently operating the Bank
Account of ASUU-LASU despite being a staff of another Institution.
Further, that both Dr. Oyewunmi and Dr. Adeyemi-Suenu have illegally
been collecting monthly allowance of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) each
from the general monthly deductions of members of ASUU-LASU. The
petitioners further alleged that the Management is acting in concert
with the Executive of ASUU-LASU to defraud members of ASUU-LASU.

The
summary of the response of the Secretary ASUU-LASU is that the above
issues concern the internal workings of the Union and relates to the
interpretation of the Union’s Constitution and Code of Practice. The
relevant financial Institutions have, however, confirmed that Dr.
Oyewunmi as at 9th January 2019 is a signatory to the Bank Accounts of
ASUU-LASU.

The continued management and operation of ASUU-LASU
Bank Accounts by Dr. Issac Oyewunmi borders on criminal conspiracy,
fraud and corruption. The Management cannot allow the mechanisms of the
University to be used to aid and abet fraud and corruption.

In
the circumstance, the Vice-Chancellor in the exercise of his supervisory
and general responsibility to Council to maintain good order in the
University has directed the immediate suspension of remittance of
check-off dues of members of ASUU-LASU to ASUU-LASU Bank Accounts
pending when the management and operation of the account(s) are properly
regularized.

UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT.