Felix Salako, a professor, has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
Similarly, Hakeem Adekola and Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu have been appointed as the new registrar and bursar respectively.
Aboki Zawha, the pro-chancellor, announced the appointments in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta.
NAN reports that Olusola Oyewole, the immediate past vice-chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe, ex-pro-chancellor, and Moses Ilesanmi, the former bursar of the institution, were in November 2016 arraigned at an Ogun state high court sitting in Abeokuta over N800 million fraud charge.
They were arraigned before justice O.O. Majekodunmi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 18-count charge bordering on intention to defraud, conspiracy to defraud, stealing and conversion of N1.5 million property of FUNAAB and unlawful deposit of N442.8 million in fixed deposit account without due process.
Oyewole and Ogunlewe were granted N50 million bail each, while Ilesanmi was sent back to EFCC custody because his counsel, Adedamola Lapite, arrived the court late for the hearing of his bail application.
Zawha said the appointments were guided by the extant laws that established the university.
According to Zawha, the council set up a committee which screened the applicants for the positions, while a technical committee which ensured their compliance with the rules.
The technical committee, he said, came up with a list that was presented to the selection board which was approved by the council based on recommendations.
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