Certificate, transcripts racketeering: ASUU-AAU alleges selective justice, denies N2bn tax evasion

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma chapter, yesterday, raised the alarm over what it termed selective justice in alleged certificate and academic transcripts racketeering in the institution.

Chairperson of ASUU-AAU, Ekpoma, Dr. Cyril Oziegbe Onogbosele, made the allegation when he addressed journalists in Benin.

Earlier, the institution, through the Special Intervention Team (SIT), said “The Institution discovered over 30 cases of AAU students living abroad for not less than two years, writing exams and graduating. The staff members and Heads of Departments involved have been handed over to DSS and ICPC for action.”

Reacting to the allegation in an addressed titled, “SIT’s Interim and Progress Reports on Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma: The Truth and the Misinformation,” Onogbosele said the union observed selective justice in the trial and punishment meted out to some of the staff and that it seems that there are sacred cows and “no go areas”  in the handling of disciplinary cases on the matter.

Onogbosele said that the claim that the staff of the institution evaded tax to the tune of N2 billion was false and that if it were true, one would have thought that the names of those culpable should have been published and the offenders prosecuted and punished.

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