A former head of department wrote the ICPC to commence an investigation into the utilization of funds meant for a conference. A date has been fixed for the trial of some lecturers indicted for financial impropriety. The academics are lecturers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ibadan.
It was reported last year, how the financial transactions of a conference meant for the department were enmeshed in controversy and allegations of misappropriation.
Amongst those involved are two professors, Miracle Oyewola and Dare Ademola, who headed the department from 2011- 2012 and 2012-2016 respectively. The lecturers have denied any wrongdoing.
On Thursday, some of the lecturers, including Miracle Oyewola and Ademola, were present at the High Court sitting in Ibadan, where February 15, 2021, was fixed as the date of arraignment.
The legal representative of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) was also present.
This paper learnt the mention of the case was initially slated for Thursday (November 5) but the court could not proceed because it is on recess.