The SRC President for the Ghana School of Law, Wonder Kutor has been asked to step down as President until investigations into allegations of conflict of interest regarding the purchase of an SRC vehicle are concluded.
A letter signed by the SRC Secretary, Safo Kwame Oheneba to the SRC President said: "In light of the recent development with regards to the SRC Vehicle, the Executive council per a majority decision has resolved to set up an Independent Committee to investigate the procurement of a vehicle purchased for the SRC."
Hence the decision to ask the President to step down temporarily until the conclusion of the investigations.
In an earlier statement, the Executive Council announced investigations into the deal and asked the independent committee to provide an opinion report and recommendations of proposed steps within 14 days.
But in response to the statement asking him to step down, the SRC President Wonder Kutor said:
"...I must emphasize that there is no constitutional basis, as far as the SRC's constitution is concerned, that suggests that where an allegation is leveled against an Executive member, that Executive has to step down. As all are aware, I am presently out of the jurisdiction on official duties, but respectfully, it is not be used as a basis or tool to oust me from office."
Some students of the Ghana School of Law have made allegations against the SRC President Wonder Kutor for misappropriating funds, abuse of office, and other activities described as a conflict of interest.
Speaking to PrimeNews, some of the students said the SRC President Wonder Kutor used his company called Submaxinn Consult which he is the sole owner, to sell his Toyota Corrolla car to the SRC when the Kumasi campus of the school needed a car.
According to them, the SRC paid Ghc 71, 500 for the car, and after their search on Google with the chassis number 2T1BURHE0EC043574 they found out that it was an accident car that the SRC President was using before selling it to the SRC.
They said their concern is that the SRC President Wonder Kutor did not disclose the company that won the bidding for the purchase of the car, Submaxinn Consult was his company.
The said car broke down after just a trip from Kumasi and it is parked at Main Campus in Accra, and they are now requesting for refund and accusing him of conflict of interest.
On abuse of office, they said the SRC President also used his company "Wonder Consult" to run the SRC-owned mobile money business and proceeds are going to him instead of the SRC.
He has failed to disclose the amount of money he has gathered from Corporate Ghana claiming that those monies are not for the SRC.
There are issues of over-bloated cost of items bought like a football cup which he bought for Ghc 3000 when it is Ghc 500 in the market among others. Amid all these issues, they said Wonder Kutor is traveling to Texas at the expense of Students and students do not have souvenirs as entitled.
Meanwhile, a student of the Ghana School of Law has sued the SRC President over the said misappropriation, abuse of office, and conflict of interest.