The president of Association of Faculty of Arts Students, University of Ibadan, Isaac Lijadu, has, on Thursday 28th of February, 2019, been impeached by the Faculty of Arts Legislative Council at its sitting.

Lijadu’s impeachment is based on misappropriation of association funds up to the sum of #182, 025 naira out of the #910, 250 naira approved for the production of notebooks for members of the association.

His impeachment was in line with Article 46 Section B subsection 2 of the AFAS Constitution which states that any officer of the association found guilty of financial mismanagement and misappropriation shall automatically forfeit his office and shall henceforth be banned from holding any office in the association and stand expelled from the association.

Prior to his impeachment, he had been on suspension for over three months for unruly behaviour on the floor of the house whilst also being charged with allegations of misappropriation of funds for which he had a month to clear.

Speaking on the charges before the impeachment, the Council’s Investigative Committee chairman, Honourable Mohammed Sulaimon from Arabic and Islamic Studies constituency said the former president admitted on the 6th of November, 2018, to contracting the production of notebooks for members of the association at #440 instead of #550 that was approved by the FLC earlier in June, 2018, meaning the notebooks were produced for 728, 200 naira instead of 910, 250 naira that was approved by the FLC.

When asked to defend himself, Lijadu admitted to misappropriating a sum of #182, 025 from the production of notebooks for members of the association thereby confirming the charges of misappropriation of funds that had earlier been levelled against him by Honourable Mohammed Sulaimon.

This was not until the latter had had a chat with the contractor who himself is a member of the association.

Going by his submissions, the former president said he shared the misappropriated sum with some of his of friends but failed to mention their names when asked by members of AFAS Press after the meeting .

When asked by members of AFAS Press, he said part of the events that led to his impeachment was planned by some members of the association that he was not on good terms with and that wanted him to fail.

As part of his impeachment is the resolution that he should refund the misappropriated sum within a month of his impeachment or he would have his case forwarded to the faculty’s management for further disciplinary actions.

Meanwhile, the vice President, Ms Abimbola Olajide, is to assume the office of the President while the General Secretary, Tijani Selim, is to assume the office of the Vice-President with immediate effect.


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