By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”A group, AS DEV â€™81 Club, made up of intellectuals of Asaba natives, rose from a meeting in the city decrying alleged denial of entitlements due the former Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. E.A.C. Nwanze.
The group noted that â€œwhile the Presidential Visitation Panel is still working, it will be wrong to pass judgment on Professor Nwanze on issues that it will definitely address, as evident in some publications on alleged financial impropriety during Professor Nwanzeâ€™s tenureâ€.
Addressing newsmen, President of the group, Mr. Joe Akaraiwe, said â€œProfessor Nwanze had been denied his entitlements as an ex-vice chancellor by the present management of UNIBEN which he alleged is being tele-guided by some unseen hands.
â€œWhat is more, his personal safety has become a major concern. We are appalled at the treatment being meted out to our son, Professor E.A.C. Nwanze and call on law enforcement agents to guarantee his safety and that of his immediate family so that they do not come to harm in any way.
â€œRegrettably, a certain group of persons is beginning to question the assessment of the panel of assessors and using its own criteria to suggest that someone else who is there is its own kith and kin who ought to have come tops and was denied the position of vice chancellorshipâ€, the group added.