DELSU Students accuse VC and Bursar of Extortion

DELSU Students accuse VC and Bursar of Extortion

DELSU Students accuse VC and Bursar of Extortion.

Students at Delta State University accuse the Vice Chancellor and Bursar of extortion after they were charged N4,000 each for a magazine they never received.

The vice-chancellor, Andy Egwunyenga, and the bursar, Justice Egbare, of Delta State University Abraka, have been accused of extortion by the students.

The alleged extortion has been going on for almost two years, according to the students.

According to the students, every 100 level or fresher is required to pay N4,000, and students must complete clearance after graduation for the school magazine, DELSU@25, which they never receive.

The alleged extortion has been going on for almost two years, according to the students.

The students said that 100-level students and students doing clearance after graduation are forced to pay N4,000 for the school’s magazine, DELSU @ 25, which they never receive.

A new student at the Delta State University, Oleh campus, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, revealed that in March 2021, he and other new students were forced to pay N4,000 for the school’s magazine, dubbed ‘DELSU @ 25,’ which they were not handed.

“As we speak, the magazine is dormant,” the student explained, “but the VC and the bursar have forced new intakes to pay N4,000 each for the same dormant magazine, ‘Delta @ 25,’ which we won’t read till we graduate.” Even those who are doing clearance after graduation are required to pay N4,000.

“That is, if you were able to avoid it at the 100th level of registration.” Others, including myself, paid the N4,000 in March this year at my 100 level registration, while others paid in February this year into the school’s Unity Bank account, after which you convert the cash into a DELSU receipt, which I just handed to you.”

Another 200-level student, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the N4,000 for the school’s magazine had been paid.

The student said she had never received the magazine and described the incident as “a big fraud going on unobserved at the institution, particularly in the bursary department run by Egbare.”

DELSU Students accuse VC and Bursar of Extortion:

“The school magazine, ‘Delta @ 25,’ has been on hiatus for a while now due to arguments between the Vice-Chancellor and those in charge of the magazine’s publication because it was given out as a contract.” Despite the fact that the magazine has been restated, the vice chancellor and the bursar continue to collect N4,000 from new students who do not receive a copy of the magazine for which they have paid. This is a heinous deception perpetrated against students. This type of scam occurs on a yearly basis, according to the student.

A alumnus of the school who is currently pursuing his clearance at the Abraka institution produced a paper showing an N4,000 payment made in the institution’s favor.

He claimed that on Tuesday, December 2, 2021, when he went to Abraka for his clearance, the school’s leadership allegedly extorted N4,000 from him.

He clarified, “The magazine was not given to me.”

“This is a draft showing a payment made to the school’s bursary department in my name.” As you can see from the draft, a total of N29,000 was paid, with N4,000 going to the institution’s magazine, ‘DELSU @ 25,’ which we never see, N15,000 going to a certificate, and N10,000 going to a penalty for late clearance for certificate collection, as shown in the draft.

Students are forced to pay N4,000 every session for a magazine that they will never see. Graduates undergoing clearance are also required to pay N4,000 for a magazine that does not exist. Isn’t that a form of deception and corruption? “This is how the vice chancellor and the bursar have continued to extort innocent students year after year,” the student explained.

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New students and alumni of the university, on the other hand, have appealed to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as well as the general public, to persuade the VC and the bursar to halt the alleged extortion and restore any money allegedly extorted from them.

Anthony Arugba, an officer of TONDEK Agency, the firm that publishes the institution’s magazine, ‘DELSU @ 25′, spoke with SaharaReporters about the matter and called the N4,000 payment for the institution’s magazine by students as a’monumental fraud’ going on in the school.

“‘DELSU @ 25’ publication is a contract from the institution, but it was completely initiated and funded by TONDEK Agency with a five-year life span,” Arugba stated. However, shortly after Vice-Chancellor Andy Egwunyenga assumed office, he willfully violated the terms of the MoU, and when asked for his opinion on the matter, he boasted that he owed no one an apology and that whatever agreement his predecessor reached died with the man who initiated it, regardless of whether the agreement was reached between the Agency and the University.

“As of now, Egwunyenga has flatly refused to accept Tondek’s efforts to settle the debt with the institution.”

“It’s even strange that Egwunyenga, who has openly described the anniversary magazine as ‘useless and outdated,’ has continued to collude with the school’s bursar, Justice Egbare, to extort N4,000 from new students, those doing clearance after graduation, and those applying for certificates for the magazine.”

“What makes the whole thing even more dubious is that, aside from his failure to refund Tondek’s half of the revenues, a number of new students who paid for the magazine, particularly on the university’s Oleh campus, have never received the magazines to this day.” As a result, his actions could be compared to gaining under false pretenses. Is Egwunyenga being honest or is he being deceitful? “I’ll take your estimate as good as mine!”

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