FUNAAB VC distanced himself from assassination allegation claims by ex-student, Ifemosu 

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Prof. Felix Kolawole Salako The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has distanced himself from the assassination allegation by an expelled student of the institution, Ifemosu Michael Adewale, saying he does not have any reason to send assassins after him
Ifemosu Michael Adewale, 31, was an expelled 200 level student of the institution but he is presently in Court challenging the expulsion.

Salako who addressed reporters at the FUNAAB ceremonial building, Alabata, Abeokuta, said what Ifemosu Adewale Michael alleged as assassination attempt on his life, was a robbery incident which had been reported to the appropriate quarters.

Ifemosu
Ifemosu in an online video interview circulated on social media alleged the VC of wanting to kill him for challenging the institution’s authority over alleged mismanagement of the transportation fund.

“I,  as a Vice Chancellor,  a father and God fearing human being, have no reason whatsoever to send assassins to Mr.  Ifemosu, who I do not know personally till now and have never met in my life. I have only been seeing pictures of him on social media “.

Salako maintained that, Ifemosu maybe acting a script bigger than him in view of the recent happenings in the school premises, stressing that the allegation may be a prelude to a sinister intention by Ifemosu and his sponsors to unleash attack on him.

The Vice-Chancellor further explained that, the claimed assassination attempt from Ifemosu has been reported as a robbery incident which took place at Apakila, camp area of Abeokuta on 17th March, 2020.

He therefore stressed that, the law enforcement agencies have been duly informed to investigate the assassination threat.

“This press conference is predicated on a publication and a video interview which went viral on various social media on Tuesday March 17, 2020 in which Ifemosu Michael Adewale claimed that Professor Felix Kolawole Salako sent hired assassins to kill him.

“The University and the Vice Chancellor have had enough. He also stated that before the incidence, he had received a lot of threatening calls through private lines aimed at silencing him.

“The general public and all our stakeholders may wish to note that emerging facts indicated that what Mr. Ifemosu referred to as an assassination attempt orchestrated by Prof. Salako a Vice Chancellor has also been reported as a robbery incident which took place in Apakila Camp area of Abeokuta on March 17, 2020 at about 1:23am.

The Vice – Chancellor also alleged that Ifemosu had remained resolute and ferocious in using social media platforms to relentlessly blackmail and assassinate his character, stressing that the press conference became necessary to debunk Ifemosu’s allegations, including allegation that “Professor Felix Kolawole Salako sent hired assassins to kill him.”

In his remarks, the Ogun State Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Tomiwa Bamgbose implored Prof Salako never to disturb himself about the outbust of Ifemosu, saying that Ifemosu was only looking for cheap Publicity and sympathy from the general public.

Bamgbose added that, the students’ body as
pressure group would not allow anybody to rubbish the image of the institution for selfish and political motive, explaining that the claim of assassination by Ifemosu was baseless.

The students body therefore passed vote of confidence on the Vice Chancellor and the entire management of the University for ensuring transparency and fair-hearing on the matter.

“Disregard Ifemosu claim. He is looking for cheap publicity. In as much as we try to protect the welfare of the students, we will not allow anybody to tarnish the image of the institution that give our students certificates.

“When the issue arose, as students body, we investigated the case, and discovered that, the allegation was baseless and unfounded. The issue he was referring to was a robbery incident that took place in Apakila Camp area of the state capital.

“I want to urge all FUNAABites to disregard this allegation. We admonish all students of FUNAAB to distance themselves from the #SaveFunaabActionCommittee fund raising. It is a
fraud. It is not a fund collected towards the peace of
FUNAAB.”

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