Three polytechnic rectors and the secretary of the Committee of Federal Polytechnic Rectors have been detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for having unlawful possession of N10,250,000 cash believed to be bribe money.
They are namely; Dr Abubakar Yahaya (Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State), John Adekolawole (Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State), Waziri Gumau (Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State) and COFER secretary Ayegba Godwin.
The three rectors were said to be management members of COFER according to the spokesperson for ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa . They have been arrested along with the Godwin who is the COFER secretary on the premises of the National Board for Technical Education in Abuja, after contacted by a whistle blower.
The statement said, “They were arrested on the NABTE premises in Abuja through a sting operation by the commission.
“They were arrested with the cash after a whistle-blower informed the ICPC that the four suspects and others at large were perfecting plans to violate the provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.”
The anti-corruption body said the suspects were granted administrative bail but would be arraigned as soon as investigations were completed.