Law Faculty Dean Heads Panel On Ex-SSLT Students' 'Extortion’

Totally irked by emerging allegation of graft by some senior officers of the University dating back to 2013, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, has appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Lucky Worika to Chair a Panel charged with responsibility to investigate the alleged official sleaze. Although details of the reported extortion are still sketchy.

Professor Worika and his members have been empowered to probe deep to unravel the circumstances that resulted in the brazen extortion of money from some unsuspecting students of the defunct Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (ISLT), now School of Science Laboratory Technology.

The Terms of Reference before the Committee includes:  to investigate the alleged case of extortion of money from some students who applied for exemption from the National Youth Service Corps scheme under the auspices of the Student Affairs Department in 2013; to identify those involved in the alleged extortion of money from the affected students (if any), and determine the circumstances surrounding the delay in the issuance of NYSC Exclusion Certificate to the affected U2008 set of students of the defunct ISLT. The Panel is to make appropriate recommendations and submit its final report to the Vice Chancellor within four weeks from the date of its inauguration. UniPort News learnt that the Panel has since commenced sitting on the matter.

Other members of the Panel are: Professor Olubisuyi Kilani of the Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Executive Director of the University of Port Harcourt Foundation, Professor Henry Alapiki, Professor Joyce Akaninwor of the Department of Biochemistry, and the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Management Sciences, Dr Ikechukwu Nnamdi; while Mrs Peace Stowe of the Legal Unit will serve as Secretary.

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