Four students of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Osun State, have been suspended by the school management for allegedly engaging in criminal activities.
Reports have it that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, issued the approval for their immediate suspension, following the investigation of the police and pending its outcome.
The affected students include Omole Ibukun Ayodele of Civil Engineering department, Jacob Tosin Grace, from the faculty of Law, Udeh John, (department of Arts and Social Sciences) and Oluwalade Babatunde, who is said to be a English.
The OAU Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, who confirmed the report 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 and a Cabstar van 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.