By Jonathan Ugbal
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar and presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has discharged the former bursar of t he University of Calabar, Peter Agi over alleged acts of corruption.
Agi, was discharged on Thursday after the prosecution filed a letter from the University of Calabar which said they were no longer interested in continuing the case.
The University of Calabar was the nominal complainant in the case.
Agi, who was initially arraigned on seven count charge in suit No FHC/CA/CR/03 2018 which he pleaded not guilty, was alleged to have used his official position as bursar to defraud the university of various sums.
He allegedly transferred the said sums to his wife, Isioma Agi, and other fictitious persons’ account, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 1, subsection 2(b) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.
He is alleged to have defrauded the university to the tune of NGN7.3 million by transferring same to his wife’s account between August 2014 and July 2016.
He was also alleged to have unlawfully transferred N17.5 million to various fictitious accounts which contravene the 2011 Money Laundering Act.
The charges were later amended and his wife, Isioma was his co-defendant. However, the wife was later discharged.
Agi was first sacked by the Varsity and challenged his sack at the National Industrial Court which upheld the sack. The Court of Appeal, upheld the decision of the lower Court.
He is said to have had a running battle with the former Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Zana Akpagu which led to his predicament.
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