As early as 7:30 am today Monday 20th May, chaos started at the Ago Iwoye campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Students stormed the gates of the institution which they succeeded in locking as they protested the “anti-students policy” of the school’s management.
Some of the students revealed that one of the new policies stipulates that any student who does not pay school fees on time would not be allowed into the exam hall, which could mean an extra year for some.
Policemen however arrived the scene not long after the protest had begun, arresting the President of the Institution’s Students Union Government James Ogunjimi and some other protesting students.
Reports making rounds on social media suggest that two students were killed during the protest. The pictures of the two students who were allegedly killed(one pictured above) has also surfaced on social media.
However the police spokes person Mr Muyiwa Adejobi insists, that no student was killed by the police during the unrest. Adejobi of the Ogun State Command said:
“They went violent this morning and some of our men were deployed to disperse them. The operation was led by a Deputy Commissioner and no live bullet was used so the issue of killing does not arise at all. They are just using the issue of killing to seek public sympathy. We don’t kill. That was the same thing they said when there was a crisis in Tai Solarin University of Education in Omu Ijebu, they said policemen killed four students. No one saw the bodies. That is what they always say to win public sympathy.
We know the way students try to get sympathy. Let them produce the corpse in the picture. They should bring the corpse to the police.”