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Nigerian Whistle Blower of Delta Bursary Fraud , Ambrose Ezenweani, Granted Bail

Ambrose Ezenweani, an ex-UNILAG student and former President of the National Association of Delta State students, (UNILAG chapter) who was arrested on Monday April 28th for blowing a lid on a student bursary fraud allegedly happening in Delta state has been granted bail by a state high court sitting in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria.
Ambrose, who has been in detention cell in Delta State since he was taken from Lagos to Delta in April, was arraigned on allegations of "causing disunity among students," among other charges.

He was released yesterday after he met his bail conditions. His case was adjourned to the 21st of July.
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According to a report by SR, Ambrose Ezewani, an ex student of the University of Lagos and former President of the National Association of Delta State students, UNILAG chapter. 
It say's he blew the lid on a systematic student bursary fraud allegedly spearheaded by the Commissioner for Higher Education in Delta state, Mr Hope Eghagh. Sahara Reporters reports..

Ezeanwani was President of the National Association of Delta State Students Union at the University of Lagos. During his tenure, he revealed that the bursary system was fraught with fraud, which he said was being perpetrated by men in the scholarship board in Delta State. 
Ezeawani alleged that the irregularities surfaced since the current Commissioner for Higher Education in the State, Mr. Hope Eghagha came on board. Mr. Eghagha a former professor at the University of lagos was a former newspaper columnist and critic of the Delta state government before bagging a government appointment a few years ago.

Ezeawani claims that  Eghagha’s office had created a system for students bursary application where non-existing students are awarded bursary by the state.

He said in his investigation, which the UNILAG students’ records office corroborated, the names published as “approved” for bursary awards every year where non-existent in the Institution’s official records.

Ezeawani further stated that his research  discovered that the office of the Commissioner for Higher Education in Delta State led by Eghagha had generated about 23,000 fake students and bank accounts and sorts codes throughout institutions across the country to siphon bursary funds while publishing fake names of beneficiaries in the print media every year.

Although few genuine names of students are mixed in the published bursary approval list every year, it is observed that most of the genuine students are shut out of the scheme while non-existing names are paraded.

Ambrose had led series of protest marches calling for investigations into the  scam, however,  the Economic and financial crimes Commission EFCC) to whom he directed his protests did nothing to investigate the fraud.

On his way to Federal college of education (Technical) Akoka on a wednesday, some men in mufti pulled up in front of him and attempted forcing him into their car. Ezeawani said he resisted and headed for the police station in Sabo instead. The men followed him and asked the police to hand him over but the police refused. The men apparently sent by the Delta state government then asked that Ezeawani be detained for them to go and prepare documents from Asaba to facilitate his hand over.

He was later handed over, after they must have had their necessary documents i think....

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