The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Thursday sacked 18 staff members while five others were also relieved of their appointments by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
Among those sacked were three members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution namely, Lasun Somoye, Abdusalaam Sobbor and E.A Bankole. The three of them were said to have spearheaded the petition against the management of the university and the vice chancellor, Prof Oyewole which was sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The trio had earlier been placed on suspension by the management of the institution since August 22 before this new development. The petitioners accused Prof. Oyewole of misappropriation of funds and abuse of office.