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Its Director of Operations, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, a Deputy Commissioner... of Police, is ironically enmeshed in an examination scandal at the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA).
Ogunsakin is a Law student in the school with matriculation number 05251064.
A reliable source in the university said Ogunsakin, a 400-Level student, repeatedly paid other students to write his examination papers for him.
Luck reportedly ran out on him on April 7, when one Bright Edebor, a final year student, was accosted in the examination hall while writing a course, "Equity" on behalf of Ogunsakin
A lecturer was said to have seized Edebor and took him to the Dean of Students Affairs where he was interrogated.
allegedly confessed that he
was paid to write the exam by Ogunsakin
, admitting that he
had done so for the police officer in the past.
Investigation by the Dean revealed that the director has been involved in several past examination malpractices in the school, as his
tight schedule as EFCC
's top investigator hardly gives him the time to either study or sit for exams for many of the courses needed to bag his
The source said that Ogunsakin
has "perfected the art of hiring brilliant but impoverished students to write exams for him.
may have also violated the civil service rule, as he
may not have received permission from his
employers to attend the school.
was seconded to the EFCC
last year by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, before the appointment of Mrs Waziri as the Chairman.
has investigated many high profile cases since assuming duty at the anti-graft agency, including the African Finance Corporation
(AFC) scam, the "Africa for Obama Fund
" involving the Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dr. Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, among others.
The latest is the alleged AP shares scam, involving two business moguls, Mr Femi Otedola, the complainant, and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the accused, in which Ogunsakin
, leading the EFCC
team, was said to have drilled the latter for about eight hours last Tuesday.
FG picks Ogunsakin, Lamourde ...
FG picks Ogunsakin, Lamourde for EFCC's job
ABUJA-Indications have emerged that two former Deputy Directors of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
, Deputy Commissioner
, Tunde Ogunsakin
and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Lamourde, are soon to be appointed Chairman and Director of Operations of the anti-graft agency by the Jonathan
administration in a bid to reposition the commission.
Consequent upon the decision to appoint DCP Ogunsakin as Chairman in particular, it was gathered that some groups have perfected plans to smear the name of the officer, while a top official of the anti-graft body has vowed that 'over his dead body' will Ogunsakin be appointed EFCC Chairman.
Among issues the groups are said to be planning to raise, is alleged exam malpractice levelled against Mr. Ogunsakin
who is currently doing a law programme at the University of Abuja
When the allegation was made last year, the Police
set up a Force Disciplinary Committee
to investigate the allegation, they interviewed DCP Ogunsakin
and wrote their report to the IGP and the committee cleared Ogunsakin of the allegation.
Also, the University of Abuja set up a committee to investigate the allegation of exam malpractice against Ogunsakin
The committee sent in their report and equally found the Deputy Commissioner not guilty of any offence.
has already written the final year examination in the University of Abuja
It was further gathered that following the government's move to reposition the anti-graft agency , policemen from EFCC
attached to Mr. Ogunsakin's
house in Abuja were immediately withdrawn.
It will be recalled that Mr. Ogunsakin served as Director of Operations of EFCC from June 2008 to May 2009 and this was after he served as Director of Operations of ICPC.
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Nigeria: Exam Fraud - Counsel Tells EFCC Keep Off Law Students' CaseAllAfrica.com... allegedly writing a paper for the former Director of Operations of the EFCC, Tunde Ogunsakin, who has long since be. [...]
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Tension in EFCC over Tunde Ogunsakin's removal
Ogunsakin, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), was removed last week Tuesday and redeployed to the Force Headquarters following allegations that he contracted a student to sit for an examination on his behalf at the Law faculty of the University of Abuja, where he is currently undergoing a programme.
Reports had further alleged that Ogunsakin
paid the student a hefty sum of N500,000 to write the examination for him in proxy, just as he
was said to be enjoying the support of a Deputy Dean of Faculty, whom he
bought an expensive Toyota car to curry his
favour when necessary.
Interestingly, when the scandal blew open, the EFCC
moved swiftly to investigate the incident even when the authorities of the University of Abuja
were yet to commence inquiry on the matter.
During its investigation, the EFCC
operatives reportedly attempted to take possession of Ogunsakin's unmarked script for the Equity course, an examination he
wrote on April 29, 2009, three weeks after the scandal broke.
The operatives also took the bank account of the student, who allegedly wrote the examination for the erstwhile EFCC
However, the confessional statement of Bright Edobor, the 500-level Law student at the centre of the alleged examination scam, has introduced a new twist into the saga, claiming that he
had been under pressure by some EFCC
officials with a promise of a soft-landing and other juicy offers if only he
could testify to implicate Ogunsakin
Similarly, Kwara State-born Yinka Afolayan, a 400-level student of the Department of Public and International Law, who admitted being a close friend to Ogunsakin
, said he
takes full responsibility for the incident, which he
said, resulted in his
bid to assist a friend without his
Edobor said he
is therefore at a loss as to why some top officials of the EFCC
want him to nail Ogunsakin
, with a promise of adequate security protection as well as sponsorship to a school of his
choice outside the shores of the country.
In a confessional statement dated April 30, 2009, Edobor denied either meeting Ogunsakin
or being contracted by him to sit for an examination.
"They went further promising to sponsor my schooling abroad if I am afraid that their boss (Ogunsakin) will deal with me if I lie against him.
"Some others spoke about helping me with finances, but I out-rightly refused to see any of them.
I told some of them that my conscience will not permit such an act of false witness...As a result of the pressure I was getting from the people who claimed to be EFCC
official, I sensed that they were trying to use me to blackmail him [Ogunsakin].
"It is important to note that it was a test I wrote for the said Tunde Ogunsakin
and not examination though, without his
consent, and I have decided to make this fact public because of the attitude of the EFCC
officials who came to interrogate me on April 29, 2009, as they tried to make me say that DCP Tunde sent me, but I couldn't do that because my conscience could not let me".
Evidently, Bright's revelation suggested that all had not been well at the top hierarchy of the EFCC since the present leadership assumed office, and Ogunsakin may have fallen victim of high-tech conspiracy and power-play, which eventually saw him being eased out last week.
In fact, Sunday Sun findings revealed that that the removal of Ogunsakin
was the hallmark of a sustained game of distrust, intrigues and suspicion between him and the Commission's chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri.
Unwilling to bear the degrading treatment, Sunday Sun gathered that Ogunsakin
had once confronted her
on the issue, and she
promised to reverse the situation.
Sources close to the EFCC
Besides operational differences, Sunday Sun further gathered Ogunsakin
may have fallen out of favour with his
boss following his
show of displeasure on her
manner of handling some sensitive investigations, especially those involving some ex-governors, top politicians and some members of the National Assembly.
decision to contract the services of security consultants some of whom engaged in blackmailing in the name of the EFCC
, was also said to be a source of ripples at the Commission.
Ironically, Sunday Sun gathered that Ogunsakin
had, indeed, written a letter of resignation which he
was yet to present to President Umaru Yar'Adua, before his
From left: Mr Tunde ...
From left: Mr Tunde Ogunsakin Director of Operation, EFCC; Chief Fanda Waziri, Chairman /ECO.
EFCC and Brr.