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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tai Solarin University shut down due to protest of raped students

The action of some suspected student gangsters at Tai Solarin University of Education {TASUED}, Ijebu-Ode, yesterday resulted in bloodbath and the one week closure of the university by its management.
Students told NEXT that the gangsters focibly raped some female students at gunpoint and posted the resultant video clips to the popular social network, facebook, and YouTube, a development which a parent of one of the victims took up legally and reported to the police.
When the police moved into campus tofish out the suspected criminals, some of the gang members engaged thepolice in gun battle. Tragically, an innocent 200 level of History and Diplomatic Studies, Olawale Lasisi, was hit in the crossfire and died of his wounds.
The death of the student further infuriated his colleagues, who trooped to the streets to protest thekilling. This resulted in violence as commercialactivities were paralysed, as the students barricaded the Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway for hours,causing traffic congestion.
The angry students also took their protestto the police Area Command in Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode, to questionthe police decision to use live ammunition during their encounter with students.
The Area Commander,Bolaji Odesanya, who confirmed the incident, claimed that the students attempted to set freeprisoners at the station.
However, following the heartbreaking incident, the management of the university Wednesday afternoon ordered theclosure of the institution for one week and also set up a panel to investigate the incindent.
The state commissioner of police, Nicolas Nkedem, and some of his senior officers, also visited the scene of the incident yesterday. He said about 53 suspects arenow in their net, as investigations continues.

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