The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Danielson Akpan has been impeached over alleged embezzlement of $200,000.
Danielson Akpan who assumed office as NANS president in July 2018 had served beyond his tenure of 12 months and was impeached by the Senate Arm of the Association at an emergency Senate meeting which held on Tuesday October 13.
He was impeached after being indicted for financial impropriety, diverting student’s COVID-19 palliatives amongst other wrongdoings.
A statement confirming the impeachment read;
“Mr Akpan abused his office by doing arbitrary and unlawful acts which are prejudicial to the rights of other members of the NANS all in violation of the Code of Conduct of an official of NANS as enshrined in Schedule 3 of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS.
“The former NANS President was also indicted for having not been remorseful, despite being exposed that he had received the money as alleged but rather resorted to threatening the lives of members of the committee in an attempt to deter and intimidate them from carrying out their constitutionally mandated function and also threatened the life of the senate president Mr. Gambo Abu Mohammed.
“This committee recommended to senate that in exercise of the senate powers and functions encapsulated and vividly provided in Article 13 (a) of the constitution and charter of demand of NANS to remove the president, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan from office and expel him from the Organization with immediate effect.”