Pressure Mounts On Troubled Ambrose Alli University’s Vice-Chancellor To Disband Committee Probing Dr. Austin Aghemelo’s Alleged Corruption Activities 

THE Acting Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma, Prof Sunny Adagbonyi is currently undergoing immense pressure to disband the administrative panel headed by Prof A. Onigbinde, set up to investigate the activities of the revenue generating unit of the institution headed by the erstwhile embattled chairman, Dr Austin Aghemelo.
Sources in Ekpoma have it that some Professors in the university namely; Agatha Eguavoen of the department of Sociology(allegedly  flagged for age falsification but, dubiously got her biometrics printout) and Afe Ekundayo of the department of micro biology are currently pushing for the dissolution of the committee while others are flirting with the Acting Vice-Chancellor to change Prof Onigbinde to one of their loyalist in order to save their anointed son from the hang man’s knot.
One of the numerous Dr Austin Aghemelo’s properties in Ekpoma
It was alleged that Dr Austin Aghemelo still remits hundred thousand naira (N100,000) monthly to Prof Mrs Jane Ignatius Onimawo as sign of endless loyalty to the previous corruption administration of the former Vice-Chancellor until he was booted out of office last month. also gathered that some prominent politicians in Esan Central namely; Dr Godsent Akhabue aka(Joefel) and (Hon) Engr Clifford Odia are also on bended knees requesting for a soft landing for Dr Austin Aghemelo.
Sources also revealed to our correspondent in Ekpoma that Dr Austin Aghemelo has also cried to the (Hon) speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Marcus Onobun for his intervention on the ground that he, Austin Aghemelo, is being victimized by the AVC because he is of the Ishan extraction.
It is also alleged that properties acquired by Dr Austin Aghemelo from the proceeds of crime are scattered all over Ekpoma and Benin City, respectively.
It is alleged that Dr Austin Aghemelo bought and acquired up to ten (10) plots of land in Ujemen, bought and acquired a piece of land behind mount Camel school, Emando worth ten million naira Only (N10m), built a two (2) bedroom flat with an attached Boys Quarter (B/Q) at Afua street, Ekpoma and a duplex building in an undisclosed area in Benin City.
As regards the sponsorship of her daughter for a master’s degree program in the UK, it was alleged that Dr Austin Aghemelo spent about sixteen thousand pounds, about (N9 million) as school fees from the revenue generated from the university.
It would be recalled that financial exploitation in the department of Industrial and Production Engineering during the 2018/2019 academic session amounting to nine million, one hundred and thirty two thousand, five hundred naira only (N9, 132, 500) led to the dismissal of Engr Dr Lawrence Imaekhai, the then HOD by the Special lntervention Team (SIT) in December, 2021.
Meanwhile, information reaching says that Dr Austin Aghemelo is set to be probed as chairman of Ambrose Alli University Alumni Association, Ekpoma branch.
This may not be unconnected with his current probe as the disgraced ex- chairman of Ambrose Alli University revenue generating unit for allegedly embezzling the sum of forty three million naira only (43M) in the past three years.