The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday handed over four vehicles recovered from some management staff of the Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, to the school authority.
The recovery of the vehicles was sequel to a petition from the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, alleging that former principal officers of the institution- Professor James O. I. Ayatse, Vice Chancellor; Muhammad Yusuf Abubakar, Registrar and; Sadiq Momoh Jimoh, Bursar, paid themselves several millions of naira as severance allowances as well as engaged in suspicious financial transactions with a first generation bank.
Other allegations against them include procurement of personal items at inflated prices and violation of due process in the award of contracts, among others.
The recovered vehicles include two Toyota Corolla with registration numbers FUDMA 51F -03FG and FUDMA 51F-05FG; Toyota Land Cruiser ZTRJ150L with registration number, FG 668 – E45 and Toyota Camry XLE 205 with registration number ABC 601 LX.
During the handing over ceremony, the Kaduna zonal head of the commission, Mailafia Yakubu, said the vehicles were released based on a request by the University Authority, so as to enable them run the affairs of the institution.
He said that “the handover was a testament that the fight against corruption is real adding that investigation is still ongoing and those involved would be prosecuted”.
Responding on behalf of the University, the Registrar of the institution, Aliyu Dalhatu Kankia, thanked the commission for the gesture, saying that the released cars would ease the transportation challenge faced by the university.