Delta bursary fraud whistleblower arrested in Lagos & taken to Delta state

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at 29-04-2014 12:41PM (5 years ago)

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According to a report, Ambrose Ezewani, an ex student of the University of Lagos and former President of the National Association of Delta State students, UNILAG chapter, who blew the lid on a systematic student bursary racketing allegedly spearheaded by the Commissioner for Higher Education in Delta state, Mr Hope Eghagha has been handed over to the Delta state Government
 

Police officers in Sabo Station yesterday afternoon handed him over after the Delta State officials visited to ask for his transfer to Asaba, Delta State where he will be most likely tortured and “tried” for revealing the fraud perpetrated by officials of the state.
Ezeanwani was President of the National Association of Delta State Students Union at the University of Lagos. During his tenure, he revealed that the bursary system was fraught with fraud, which he said was being perpetrated by men in the scholarship board in Delta State. Continue...

Ezeawani alleged that the irregularities surfaced since the current Commissioner for Higher Education in the State, Mr. Hope Eghagha came on board. Mr. Eghagha a former professor at the University of lagos was a former newspaper columnist and critic of the Delta state government before bagging a government appointment a few years ago.

Ezeawani claims that  Eghagha’s office had created a system for students bursary application where non-existing students are awarded bursary by the state.

He said in his investigation, which the UNILAG students’ records office corroborated, the names published as “approved” for bursary awards every year where non-existent in the Institution’s official records.

Ezeawani further stated that his research  discovered that the office of the Commissioner for Higher Education in Delta State led by Eghagha had generated about 23,000 fake students and bank accounts and sorts codes throughout institutions across the country to siphon bursary funds while publishing fake names of beneficiaries in the print media every year.

Although few genuine names of students are mixed in the published bursary approval list every year, it is observed that most of the genuine students are shut out of the scheme while non-existing names are paraded.

Ambrose had led series of protest marches calling for investigations into the  scam, however,  the Economic and financial crimes Commission EFCC) to whom he directed his protests did nothing to investigate the fraud.

Last Wednesday on his way to Federal college of education (Technical)  Akoka   some men in mufti pulled up in front of him and attempted forcing him into their car. Ezeawani said he resisted and headed for the police station in Sabo instead. The men followed him and asked the police to hand him over but the police refused. The men apparently sent by the Delta state government then asked that Ezeawani be detained for them to go and prepare documents from Asaba to facilitate his hand over.
He has now been handed over today to policemen from Asaba who are suspected to be doing the bidding of the Delta State officials.
 
Ambrose had before now done an underground investigation over bursary allocations to indigines of the state nationwide and discovered that the Commissioner's office had over the years produced  about 23,000 fake students and bank accounts and sorts codes throughout institutions across the country to siphon bursary funds while publishing fake names of beneficiaries in the print media every year. In UNILAG, the student record office collaborated Ambrose's claim that most of the Delta state students published for bursary allocations were non-existent to the school.
 
Ambrose wrote several petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission but none of his petitions was attended to.
 
Last Wednesday, April 23, while on his way to the Federal College of Technology Akoka, Ambrose was accosted by plain clothed men who demanded he entered their vehicle and follow them which he refused since he did not know who they were. He then decided to walk to the nearest police station within the area there which was the Sabo Police station with those men tailing him. On getting to the police station, he told the police men there what happened and the police men refused to let him go saying whoever wanted him arrested should come with a warrant of arrest and so they kept him in their custody with the men pleading that they do not allow him go as they would soon return with a warrant
 
Two days ago, they got the warrant and Ambrose has been taken to Delta state.









DRraze at 29-04-2014 01:12PM (5 years ago)
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May God see him through oh! Where are d executives of NANS? EFCC no go see the theif commissioner to investigate now oh. Na yahoo boys when dey hustle dem go dey pursue up and down 4 street. and some useless people go dey happy dey insult the boys them. Where Asari, NAS, BAN, NBM? No be oppression them say them dey fight against?
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h_kingsman at 29-04-2014 01:20PM (5 years ago)
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ok
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proly at 29-04-2014 01:27PM (5 years ago)
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kkkk
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vantheo at 29-04-2014 02:44PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: DRraze on 29-04-2014 01:12PM
May God see him through oh! Where are d executives of NANS? EFCC no go see the theif commissioner to investigate now oh. Na yahoo boys when dey hustle dem go dey pursue up and down 4 street. and some useless people go dey happy dey insult the boys them. Where Asari, NAS, BAN, NBM? No be oppression them say them dey fight against?
oppression ko compression ni. They're all fighting for their belly. And now they've gotten wat they've all turned corrupt devils

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odprince at 29-04-2014 02:57PM (5 years ago)
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EFCC IS WORKING WITH THE CORRUPT MINISTERS,ONLY YAHOO BOYS EFCC CAN ARREST...THOSE WHO STEAL GOVERNMENT MONEY ALWAYS SHARE WITH EFCC,WHY NOT EFCC ARREST OBASANJO??WHY NOT ATIKU?IBB THEN AND SO ON,USELESS PEOPLE.......THE GOOD DIE YOUNG IN NIGERIA
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xjiggy at 29-04-2014 02:58PM (5 years ago)
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Yèyè  EFCC. If u tell dem say person dey thief money, dem go say make you write pettision against the person. If u write pettision finish, dem no go answer you
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chicco77 at 29-04-2014 03:23PM (5 years ago)
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eyaaa poor boy
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winace at 29-04-2014 03:35PM (5 years ago)
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Na wa o for dis country. So he will be tried for exposing a thief instead of them to commend him.  Ah my country is phyuked.
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daveobahon at 29-04-2014 03:52PM (5 years ago)
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chai chai chai
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dickman2 at 29-04-2014 05:04PM (5 years ago)
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wetin he do ..
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cocoeni at 29-04-2014 05:35PM (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh?
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kenosas at 29-04-2014 06:08PM (5 years ago)
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this is the same question i always ask,who is that man or woman in that country called Nigeria that is going to fight against the corruptions in Nigeria,boc one man or one woman can not make a community,who is going to joint this poor guy to follow up this case,he wrote to EFCC no responds,well ,my believed is if really u are fighting for the truth God must stands beside u and be a victor.
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Topsylucas at 29-04-2014 06:30PM (5 years ago)
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Time is running out. We,the youths need 2 come 2geda,hve a meeting & plan how 2 sack our old,insesitive politicians who hve looted dis country 2 d ground,sent their families abroad & re paying jobless youths 2 forment trouble in d society. We hve the internet,social medias,fbs,etc,these will help us pass informatns,give infos & get infos. Its happened in ghana,it shd happen in nigeria. We need 2tal clean up,we need a revolutn,we need war against our wicked,heartless,evil politicians.
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Topsylucas at 29-04-2014 06:39PM (5 years ago)
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They cause unemployment in d country so that they'll hve enuf youth 2 use as cannon fodder 4 unrest. I'm tired,I've had enuf of NO-
NO light
NO good road
NO good transport system
NO food
NO security
NO money
NO fuel
The poor re so much more than the rich & we call ourselves nigerians? And upon all these,thoz politicians won't let us rest. 2day bomb,2mr boko haram.
I don't how many of my ppl that re tired like me. Enuf is enuf!
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Larry28 at 29-04-2014 06:49PM (5 years ago)
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Ok
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oladapoakanbi at 29-04-2014 07:11PM (5 years ago)
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we need to kill all this animals disguised in human skin called Nigerian Government office holders and politicians.. i think its times nigerian stand their ground and fight for what belongs to everybody. not just a group of greedy ass bastards

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osamabinladin at 29-04-2014 07:32PM (5 years ago)
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What a country !
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dareper at 29-04-2014 08:06PM (5 years ago)
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I can't believe this, jonathan. Where are u? How can someone suffer for being a good nigerian? OMG?
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beneno at 29-04-2014 10:30PM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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