MATTERS ARISING: Top Tor Tiv Contender Invited By ICPC Over 480m Naira Fraud
By Salem Ajoko
It has emerged that the embattled erstwhile Vice Chancellor of Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. , Prof James Ayatse would return to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences
Commission (ICPC) for further grill. Ayatse is being investigated by the anti corruption agency allegedly for his inability to account for over Four Hundred and Eighty Million Naira belonging to the university while he served there as the Vice Chancellor. It will be recall that the former VC was a visitor at the ICPC office Abuja on the 28th of November 2016 for questioning. Sources at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja say he may be arrested on his return date of 19th December, 2016. Our sources added that investigations about his alleged involvement have been concluded. He would be making the appearance in company of Arc Sen, who is said to be in charge of his projects. Prof Ayatse,who first served as the Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture Makurdi was penciled to be relieved of his duties at Dutsema before the expiration of his tenure save for the intervention of the governor of his state. Staff of the university that are known to have links with him are also been shown the way out. He is said to have made several temporal appointments and since his exit, they such categories of staff are exiting in droves. Curiously, the Kwande born is eyeing the office of the Tor Tiv, the most powerful person amongst the Tiv. Those who should know say no one with questionable characters would be considered for selection as the successor to the throne.
Salem Ajoko, Nyanya Abuja