Elizade University VC in Multi-Million Dollars Hostel Project Scandal + Why Chief Ade Ojo arrested him

Chief Ade Ojo….Loses millions to VC over bad deal

The authorities of the Elizade
, Ilara-Mokin have made further clarifications and provided some
background information on why the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof.
‘Kunle Oloyede
is being detained by the police.
According to a statement by the
Public Relations Department of the University obtained by Asabeafrika, in January
2015, Prof. Oloyede visited the University ahead of his September2015
appointment date, as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.

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 During this visit, he saw the new
500-bed space male hostel project which contract had just been awarded for N475m
(Four hundred and seventy five million naira only) and the Contractor had
mobilized to site.  However, Prof. ‘Kunle Oloyede advised and
persuaded the University’s Founder, Chief Ade Ojo to discontinue with
the conventional construction of the project and adopt a new technique called PIR Panel building technology, as
according to him, this technology would be faster, that is, the building would
be ready by August 2015, while also saving 40% of the total cost of conventional

The Nigeria Police handling the Elizade University fraud

 The Founder agreed to adopt the PIR Panel building technology believing
that the hostel would be ready by August, 2015 ahead of students’ resumption in
September 2015.  The total cost of constructing the 512-bed space hostel, using the PIR
Panel building technology
was put at about $1.8m (One million and eight
hundred thousand U.S. dollars only).  The building was meant to be
constructed by an Australian based company; Duro Global PTY Ltd.,
which was introduced to the Founder by Prof. ‘Kunle OloyedeProf.
had also claimed that he is a partner in the company.

 Based on the advice of Prof.
‘Kunle Oloyede
, the Founder transferred the total sum of $1,120,000.00
(One million, one hundred and twenty thousand U.S. dollars only) to the account
of Duro
Global PTY Ltd
. between March and July 2015.

 However, when the Founder noticed
that the steel and panel for the construction were not forthcoming, he
complained to Prof. Oloyede, who then asked to be issued the
power-of-attorney to act on behalf of the Founder in Australia.  The Founder believed that Prof. Oloyede would ably
represent him as promised and gave him the power-of-attorney as requested.

Chief Ade Ojo angry with his VC

After the power-of-attorney had been
given to Prof. Oloyede, he requested the Founder to send the balance of
$650,000.00 (Six hundred and fifty thousand U.S. dollars only) into his
personal account to enable him procure the remaining materials for the building
from either China or South Korea in case Duro
PTY Ltd failed to perform.  The Founder transferred the
money into Prof. Oloyede’s personal account in Australia but to the Founder’s dismay, Prof.
informed him that he later paid the $650,000.00(Six hundred and fifty thousand
U.S. dollars only) into Duro Global’s account, even when it
was obvious that the company had not performed.

 Up until this date, only seven
containers of incomplete steel have been supplied to the University. 
According to the statement, all efforts made by the Founder and the Board of
Trustees of the University to get Prof. Oloyede and his Partners; Duro
PTY Ltd.
to fulfill the terms of the contract have not yielded any result. 

Specifically, on October 4, 2016,
the Board of Trustees gave Prof. Oloyede a ninety (90) day
ultimatum to move the project to a substantial level of execution.
Unfortunately, this ultimatum did not produce any result as nothing was done
even at this moment.

The failed project had caused Elizade
a lot of harm in terms of the extra cost of
constructing another male hostel at a cost of about N1,000,000,000
(One billion naira).

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 When it became obvious that Prof.
could not offer meaningful explanation for the prolonged delay,
the Founder then lodged a complaint to the State Police Command with a view to
resolving the issue. The VC was arrested by the Police and arraigned before a
Magistrate Court in Akure

To date, the total sum of $1,770,000
(One million, seven hundred and seventy thousand U.S. dollars only) which has
been paid for the hostel project, has been directly provided by the Founder of
the University.