Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has disclaimed one Charles Jide-Oni, who claimed to be a professor from the university.Jide-Oni was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during the week, alongside some boys, over fraudulent activities.
They were arraigned before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the Ibadan zonal office of EFCC for obtaining money under false pretence and other fraudulent activities,.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated: “For the avoidance of doubt, and to set the records straight, we make bold to say that, having gone through our staff list, data and other record-keeping devices in our archives, we do not have any of our professors, retired or serving, dead or living, who goes by that name.
“Accordingly, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, does not have anything to do with the self-styled ‘professor’ and urges the general public to disregard, in its entirety, whatever claim he might have made in connection with our esteemed institution of higher learning.”
The Vice Chancellor Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede advised the public to be wary of those who might be using the name of the university for unholy business, emphasising the zero tolerance of his administration for fraud and other vices.He implored the general public to always verify from the university the claims of anybody who might be using the name of the university for fraudulent activities or any unholy conduct.