EFCC JOB:FARIDA WAZIRI PROBES TUNDE OGUNSAKIN

The authorities of the University of Abuja may have distanced themselves from the plot by the

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to dock its former Director of Operations, Tunde Ogunsakin, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).

There were reports last week that the EFCC was planning to dock Ogunsakin on a six count criminal charg, a move aimed at stopping him from taking over the job of the anti-graft’s helmswoman, Farida Waziri as widely speculated.

Ogunsakin who was redeployed from the EFCC back to the police in 2009 is said to be in line to succeed the incumbent Chairman of the EFCC, who sources said, is about being thrown out of her job by the presidency.

Waziri is being accused of reneging on her pledge to “leave no stone unturned in her fight against corruption without fear or favour,” as the EFCC is said to have made no much progress under her leadership.

Ogunsakin who left the EFCC in circumstances shrouded in mystery was said to have been indicted over examination malpractice at the University of Abuja where he was a law student.

He was accused of conspiring with two others to cheat on April 7, 2009 while writing an examination on Principles of Equity.

The former EFCC chief who is now at the Police headquarters, Abuja, was also accused of running a full time law degree course at the said University while at the same time serving as a director with the anti-graft agency against public service regulations.

Waziri was said to have ordered an investigation into the scandal when it was reported while the report of the EFCC investigation was said to have indicted him, but nothing was done about it since then.

However, the investigation report was last week allegedly dusted and forwarded to the Commission’s legal unit which in turn drafted the charges waiting to be filed at an Abuja high court.

It was gathered that the Commission’s lawyer who drafted the charges should have filed it before the end of last week but for the absence Waziri who is said to be holding talks with top officials of the United States Department of Justice and State Department in Washington DC.

However, further investigations on the alleged indictment of Ogunsakin for alleged examination malpractices shows that the charges being slammed on him might be based on cooked up indictment.

Checks by this medium at the faculty of Law, University of Abuja showed that the case of examination malpractices for which Ogunsakin is about being prosecuted by EFCC has not been established against him as the school has yet to come out with its findings.

A member of the Disciplinary Committee which is handling the case, said on Friday that the committee is yet to conclude its investigations let alone make any recommendations for disciplinary actions.

The source who spoke on condition of anonymity, initially insisting that Sunday Independent contacts the Vice Chancellor’s

office for any information on the matter, insisted that it is an official matter and must be treated as such.

But when assured of his anonymity, the source opened up and disclosed that investigations are still on.

“I’m sure EFCC has not taken him to court for his alleged involvement in examination malpractice. We have not concluded investigations into the allegation, no report has been written, no one has been found guilty, no student has been suspended, so I don’t know how the EFCC came about its report upon which Ogunsakin, as you said, is being dragged before the court. I am a member of the Disciplinary Committee, I am sure of what I am saying, we are yet to conclude investigations let alone write our reports, so I sincerely doubt if the touted prosecution is a fall out of our investigations into Ogunsakin’s alleged involvement in exam malpractice,” the source said.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu when contacted, denied knowledge of Ogunsakin’s alleged involvement in examination malpractice in the University of Abuja, insisting that the police as an institution is not aware of any plan by EFCC to prosecute him based on the alleged involvement in the exam scam.

EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi had last Wednesday told Daily Independent that, “I am aware there is a pending matter against the former DOP but I can’t confirm when it will be taken to court.”

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Comments

  1. elson costa says:

    Bom dia…

    Tenho recebido vários e-mails em nome de Farida Waziri. Gostaria de saber se o conteudo é verdade,ok

    obrigado elson
    By Brasil

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