Three Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) executives of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), would fifteen years in jail as a Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, has upheld the 15-year jail term earlier given to them by an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.
Chairman of NASU in the institution, Samuel Adeyemi; Secretary of the union, Tosin Amuludun and Treasurer of the union, Mrs. Temilade Yusuf were accused of converting the sum of N6.6 million belonging to the union for personal use.
They were arraigned before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for the alleged crime.
ICPC revealed that Adeyemi got N3.3 million from the amount, Amuludun got N1.88 million while Yusuf got N1.3 million. They were sentenced by the Ogun State Hight Court.
Yusuf, however, decided to approach a Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment.
According to a statement signed by Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC Spokesperson, read; “One of the convicts, Temilade Yusuf, who was dissatisfied with the sentencing, had approached the Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal asking the appellate court to dismiss the judgment secured against her by the commission.
“But the Justices of the court agreed entirely with the submission of the ICPC, presented by Enosa Omoghibo, and unanimously affirmed the convictions and sentence of the High Court, Abeokuta.”
The anti-graft agency said the three NASU executives colluded to commit fraud by converting the money kept in First City Monument Bank (FCMB) by NASU for personal use.
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