Icpc Probes Lasu’s Vice Chancellor On Allegation Embezzlement
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against the Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Lateef Hussein by some members of staff of the institution, numbering 100
The petitioners had alleged that the Vice Chancellor was in the habit of awarding contracts to members of his family and friends without involving the works and services department of the tertiary institution.
The manner of contract award by the Vice Chancellor, according to the petitioner had led to shoddy execution of jobs paid for, stressing that LASU had lost huge revenue running into several millions in that regard.
The petitioners who called for prompt investigation of the Vice Chancellor alleged that between 2006 and 2008, Professor Hussein purchased 80 Kia=Rio salon cars without input from professionals in the works and services department
He was also alleged to have taken over the printing of some text books from the Canter responsible for awarding the contract, adding that he also doubled the cost of printing the books.
The petitioners also faulted Professor Hussein on the renovation of a structure within the University Campus to the tune of N56 million.
The ICPC Consultant on Media, Mr Folu Olamiti confirmed receipt of the petition when contacted, adding that the Commission had commenced probe of the allegations forth with.| Article source