Alleged false information against ex- UNIBEN VC: EFCC prosecutes petitioner

BENIN—An Edo State High Court sitting in
Benin, has granted bail to one Mr Kehinde
Samuel who is being prosecuted by the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for
giving the commission false information against
the former Vice Chancellor of the University of
Benin, UNIBN, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin.
Samuel had, on October 10, 2014, filed a petition
against the former VC, alleging that he
mismanaged and misappropriated funds accrued
to the University while he was VC of the
The accused, who was the Head of the
Information, Communication and Technology
Department of the university, was among those
who were retrenched by the former VC over
alleged misconduct.
Counsel to EFCC said the charge against the
accused was “weighty considering the
circumstances,” and urged the court to reject
his bail application and remand him in prison for
misleading the commission.