By Christopher Tom, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has refuted admission racket and advertisement for non existent job vacancies purportedly emanating from the office of the institution’s Vice Chancellor professor Nse Essien saying such offer was fake.
The social media is awashed of advertisement for staff recruitment, admission of students and sales of 500 laptops computers from the office of the Vice Chancellor of the state owned University to members of the public.
In a statement issued by the Vice Chancellor prof Nse Essien in uyo and made available to newsmen on Saturday , the alleged scammers listed Msssrs Dr. Kenneth Allaeze, Obioma Faith Omaha and Amos Izuchukwu as account holders luring unsuspecting members of the public to pay certain amount of money to zenith bank account for above transactions.
The statement reads in parts:
“My attention has been drawn to announcements using Facebook accounts with my name and my photographs deceiving unsuspecting members of the public that as Vice-chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University(AKSU), I am charging various sums of money for the following purposes:
Recruitment of staff, admission of students and sales of 500No of Laptop computers from federal government.”
“The scammer is asking those interested in the above transactions to pay into Zenith Bank accounts of Dr Kenneth Allaeze/ Obioma Faith Omaha/ Amos Izuchukwu Igiri.”
Prof Essien dismissed the fake transactions and stated that Akwa Ibom State University was not involve in any admission scam as the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board is the only authorized body regulating admissions in Nigeria universities.
“I hereby state categorically that:
I have not on my own or directed anybody to open the said Facebook accounts
neither I as a person nor acting in my capacity as Vice-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University have ever told anybody that the above-stated transactions were going on in the University and have not asked anybody or agency to carry out the above-stated transactions on my behalf or the University”
“None of the bank accounts mentioned in those announcements belongs to me or anybody or agency mandated by me.
Akwa Ibom State University is not carrying out any recruitment of any kind as the Joint Admissions and Matrculation Board(JAMB) is the only agency authorized to conduct admissions of eligible candidates into Nigerian tertiary institutions, and candidates are not charged fees for the purpose of admission either by JAMB or AKSU.”
He explained that the institution does not involve in sales of computers and warned members of the public to ignore any information on related transactions in the university.