ICPC Arraigns Ex-Nigerian Polytechnic Rector, Bursar Over Fraud
Aformer Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Dr. Theresa Taiwo Akande, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), for allegedly receiving bribes from contractors handling projects in the school.
The Commission also arraigned a former Bursar of the school, Mr. Onaolapo Elijah Aderemi, alongside Dr. Akande, over their alleged complicity in the fraud.
The ex-Rector and Bursar, according to the Commission's spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, were charged on 9 counts before Justice A. L. Ogunmoye of the Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, for alleged gratification and other offences while serving as public officials at the polytechnic.
Dr. Akande, who is facing 3 counts out of the nine, was accused of allegedly receiving N200,000 as kickbacks from a contractor handling the construction and furnishing of the lecture theatre and offices in the school.
The offence, which was allegedly committed in 2015, is contrary to the provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, and punishable under Section 8 (1)(a) of the same Act.