The management of Obafemi Awolowo
University, OAU, Osun State has reportedly
suspended four of its students allegedly said to
have engaged in criminal activities.
It’s reported that the Vice Chancellor of the
University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede,
approved their immediate suspension, following
the investigation of the police and pending its
The affected students include Omole Ibukun
Ayodele, studying Civil Engineering, Jacob Tosin
Grace, in the Faculty of Law. Others are Udeh
John, a student in the department of Arts and
Social Sciences and one Oluwalade Babatunde,
said to be studying English.
Confirming the development, OAU Public
Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, in a
statement, said,
‘the students, together with other persons,
vandalised commercial transport vehicles of the
members of the National Union of Road Transport
Workers in Ile-Ife, and drove two other vehicles to
more police stations where other students being
interrogated by the police were forcefully released
by their group.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor
Eyitope Ogunbodede, upon careful review of the
facts and circumstances of the matter, has come
to the inevitable conclusion that the students
involved be suspended from the University in the
interim, pending police investigation and until
such time as the situation shall have been
reviewed and resolved’ .
Following their alleged misconducts, the
students were further ordered “to vacate the
campus and are accordingly forbidden to
participate in any activity of the University, either
within or outside the campus. “The University
management has, therefore, advised law-abiding
students to concentrate on their studies and shun
any act or utterance that is capable of elongating
the academic calendar beyond the stipulated
period,” the statement read.