The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have suspended four students of the institution over criminal activities and breach of the code of conduct for the university community.
According to a statement by university’s spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the students are OMOLE, Ibukun Ayodele of the Department of Civil Engineering; JACOB, Tosin Grace, Faculty of Law; UDEH, John, Department of Arts and Social Sciences and OLUWALADE, Babatunde of the Department of English.
The students were said to have led some other persons in protest and violently disrupted academic and extra-curricular activities of the University by forcefully chasing other students out of the lecture halls under the guise of demonstrating against an alleged unsatisfactory power supply to the campus.
Together with other persons, they also vandalised commercial transport vehicles of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ile Ife, and drove two other vehicles and a Cabstar van, fully loaded with their groups, to More Police Station where other students, who were been interrogated by the police, were forcefully released by their group.
The statement further said that the criminal aspect of the students’ conduct would be referred to the police for appropriate action, adding that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, upon careful review of the facts and circumstances of the matter, has come to the conclusion that the students involved be suspended from the University in the interim, pending police investigation.
However, the statement said the concerned students have been ordered to vacate the campus and are accordingly forbidden to participate in any activity of the University, either within or outside the campus.