UNICAL Ex-Bursar Planning ‘Sponsored Protest’ against School Authority, Group Alleges

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By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

A group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has alleged that the former Bursar of University of Calabar, Mr. Peter Agi, is mobilising   fake protesters posing as students in order to cause mayhem in the school.

The Executive Director of the group, Joyce Adamu, disclosed this while addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja.

She said the planned protest   might not be unconnected with the embattled former bursar who has remained bitter after being relieved of his post over corruption related charges.

According to her, “recent reports indicated that some persons are mobilising hoodlums for the purpose of posing as protesting students of the UNICAL to cause mayhem.

“These fake protesters will then proceed to cause maximum damage to infrastructure at the university while also attacking the genuine students if they should dare question the destruction of their institution.”

Adamu stated: “He is a confused man who has soiled his hands with public funds and afraid of approaching equity since his hands are clean.

He should face the police in Calabar to explain his complicity in the criminal allegations leveled against him before a competent court.

“His recent attempt to blackmail the leadership of university to us is an attempt to divert attention from his unholy acts which set both students and members of the institution on a collision course with Agi’s ego and penchant for mischief which is known everywhere in the university,” she said.

The group accused the ex-bursar of being behind various attempts to blackmail the university’s constituted

authority after he was fired for alleged corruption.