ALUMNI Association of the
Kogi State University, KSU,
Anyigba, has dragged the vice
chancellor to court over alleged
unauthorized withdrawal from
the association’s account to the
tune of N10 million.
In suit number AYHC/10/2017
filed at the High Court in
Anyigba, the alumni association
also accused the vice chancellor
of fraud and unlawful
interference in its activities.
The defendants include Obaje
Matthias, Kogi State University,
Anyigba, and Prof. Muhammed
Abdulkadir, the Vice Chancellor
of the institution.
The association stressed
that all efforts to get the vice
chancellor to refund the money
illegally withdrawn from its
account yielded no fruits, saying
the court is the last resort.
The association sought among
other reliefs, refund of the
amount allegedly taken from
the account and a perpetual
injunction restraining the vice
chancellor and other defendants
from interfering in its activities.
When the case came up
on Tuesday, Counsel to the
claimants, Fred Ademu
Esq., filed a motion for
default judgment against the
defendants, saying the motion
was based on the ground that
they failed to file their statement
of defence within 30 days as
provided for in the Kogi State
High Court Civil Procedure
Rules, 2006.
Counsel to the defendants,
Muyiz Abdullah and Friday
Ekpa, applied for adjournment
to enable them respond
adequately and timely to the
motion, arguing that they were
served the motion at 9:05 am on
Tuesday.
The trial judge, Justice Ruqayat
Ayoola, adjourned the case to
January 17, 2018 for preliminary
ruling on motion for default
judgment.

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