The Osun State House of Assembly and Governing Council of College of Education, Ila-Orangun have vindicated the bursar of the institution, Dr Olarewaju Oyedeji of corruption and financial fraud.
The Auditor-General, Mr Folorunsho Adesina had indicted Dr Oyedeji in a report filed addressed to House of Assembly calling for his ‘quick’ replacement over financial misappropriation and corruption.
Meanwhile, the management through the acting provost, Professor Jimoh Afolabi defended the bursar describing the AG’s report with reference number GP/OSCE/6/Vol 111/16 dated 5th April, 2022 as mischievous, vengeful and lies because of refusal of Bursar continued refusal of dolling out public fund, stoppage of collection of cash in the system, automation of revenue collection, not yielding to illegal instructions of the AG, adamant to undue influence of the AG on college staff and disobedience to double standards.
The Osun Assembly committee of public account, chaired by Gbenga Ogunkanmi investigated the allegations and response of the management of the school, giving fair hearing to parties involved.
At the plenary of Osun Assembly, Dr Oyedeji was exonerated of alleged financial misappropriation levelled against him by the Auditor-General of the state.
In the report presented by the chairman, House committee on Public Accounts, Hon Abidemi Gbenga Ogunkanmi and signed by other members of the committee, the House recommended that “the office of the Auditor General for the state should remain professional in the discharge of its duties in the college and all auditing activities should be devoid of personal or premodial sentiments.”
The House also adopted the report of the external auditors which stated that, “Reports on the Audit of the Financial Statements, in our opinion, the accompanying financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of the college.”
Similarly, the Governing Council of the institution vindicated the Bursar, saying, “the Auditor-General should be aware that he is a civil servant and should not arrogate powers to himself and his office to the detriment of the state.”