Innocent Students Should Not Suffer – OAU Management

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said a delegation from the school would visit the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to profile students arrested in the early-hour raid of Wednesday, November 1, on some hostels located in Oduduwa Estate near Obafemi Awolowo University.

According to The Punch, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, who confirmed that some students of the university were arrested, could, however, not give the figure.

Olanrewaju said the intervention of the school management was to ascertain that the innocent students were not made to suffer and added that the situation on the OAU campus remained calm.

“We are very much conscious of the fact that some people are reckless among our students. We are not acting under the illusion that our students are doing some criminal activities, but what we don’t want is for the innocent ones to suffer.

“As I am talking to you now, we are on our way to Ibadan to know the exact number of our students that were arrested; we will profile them, and after that, we will report to the management; then we now know what to do.” He said.

On the situation on the campus after the raid, Olarenwaju stated that the raid did not happen on the campus.

He, however, stated that just because the arrest did not happen inside the campus does not mean the management will be silent.

“Everywhere is calm. Please know that the students were not arrested on campus. They were arrested at different hostels outside the campus, but that is not to say that we will not take care of our students.

“We can’t say that because they were arrested outside the campus; we just keep quiet like that, no. We are going to Ibadan, the zonal office of the agency, now.” Olanrewaju



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