Polytechnic lecturers protest as EFCC, ICPC detain colleagues
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 24, 2022
The members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti chapter, has taken to the street to express their displeasure over what they described as illegal detention of their members by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).
Reports gathered say trouble started when some members of ASUP were invited to the office of the anti-graft agencies in Ilorin and Akure following a petition received from some persons over some transactions in the institution.
The aggrieved lecturers carried placards with various inscriptions, insisting that allegations levelled against their members were unfounded, baseless and that they knew nothing about the matter.
Speaking with journalists during the protest in Ado-Ekiti, the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti chapter, Dr Emmanuel OBAFEMI expressed worry over the situation and called on the management to intervene.
Reacting to the allegations, the Director of Protocols, Information and Public Relations of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Prince Adeyemi Adejolu, claimed that the petitioners were unknown to the school management.