The Oyo State Youth Restoration Team (OYSRET) has appealed to former Governor Rashidi Ladoja to adopt the plea bargaining approach to resolve his N4.7bn corruption case, saying that the money if returned,could be used to fund cash trapped higher institutions in the State.
The Student group, led by Comrade Ola Jimoh who said this on Wednesday pointed out that the money, which the Accord Party leader is being tried for by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would go a long way to resolve the crises in the state's tertiary institutions.
Comrade Ola said "We need to put Governor Ajimobi to test. He said there is not enough money to give our schools' subventions as he used to do and we all know the present situation in the country. He has however promised to give 100% of the stolen state's funds to LAUTECH if returned. This, we believe should be a wake up call for former governor Ladoja to return the stolen money he is being tried for.
"We are against the clandestine move by the Accord Party leader to use the financial crisis in LAUTECH to score political points. He once returned about N500m which was expended on construction on Model Schools according to the Oyo State Government. He has returned money before and there won't be any big deal if he does same now. We can now monitor the disbursement of the money as well as telling Governor Ajimobi to give other institutions part of the money instead of LAUTECH alone", he stressed.