BREAKING: OAU Reacts Over Arrest of Students In EFCC Midnight Raid

BREAKING: OAU Reacts Over Arrest of Students In EFCC Midnight Raid

  • The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has sent a delegation to the EFCC office in Ibadan in Oyo state
  • The university made the move following the midnight raid resulting in the arrest of some students of the institution
  • The public relations officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewaju, said the welfare of students is important and will not allow them to be unduly harassed, intimidated, or abused

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Osun state, Ile-Ife - The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has reacted to the midnight operation and arrest of some students by the operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

The public relations officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewaju, said the institution is yet to ascertain the number of students arrested, The Nation reported.

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OAU reacts over arrest of students by EFCC
Management of OAU disclosed that a delegation has been sent to the EFCC office Photo Credits: Ibrahim Lawal/EFCC Nigeria
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Speaking on a telephone conversation, Olarewanju stated that the raided hostel is located outside the school campus.

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He added that OAU has sent a delegation to the EFCC office to ascertain the number of students arrested by the anti-graft agency.

He said:

“We want to be sure that our students are not unduly harassed or intimidated nor abused. The management has mandated us to go to Ibadan and find out because the welfare of students is important to us.
“We want to go and see by ourselves so that we can come back and give the management necessary feedback. We are just going there now, it is not only our students that are outside Ife, so we wouldn’t want a situation where people will say all those who were arrested are our students whereas maybe some of them are not our students. We want to know who we want to fight for, who we want to defend and protect.”

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EFCC Storms OAU hostels at midnight, arrests 70 students

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 70 OAU students were arrested in a massive raid on hostels by the EFCC officials.

The anti-graft agency stormed the Fine Touch and Superb hostels in Oduduwa Estate around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1.

The Students’ Union President, Abass Ojo, who confirmed the incident said the union had details of “72 students picked up from the hostel with phones and cars taken away.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City, sentenced 26 internet fraudsters to prison.

EFCC said the judgment was delivered on Tuesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 18, 2023. According to the statement, the suspects were arraigned separately on a one-count charge of unlawful possession of fraudulent documents.

Source: Legit.ng

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