- Olatunbosun Adeoti, a 500level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has been accused of leading miscreants into the campus over the just concluded Students' Union election
- Adeoti, who is the son of Osun state SSG, reportedly led an attack on the Division of Students Affairs, as well as on other students and staff
- The violence ensued because Adeoti’s political group lost the presidential office
- He was arrested over the unlawful invasion of the campus but has been released by the olice, according to report
The son of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Osun state, Moshood Adeoti, Olatunbosun Adeoti, has been accused of spearheading violent attacks on various targets at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Premium Times reports.
Lekan Fadeyi, the spokesperson for the school, said Adeoti, a 500-level student of Civil Engineering, led an attack on the Division of Students Affairs, as well as on other students and staff on Thursday, June 14.
According to Fadeyi, the violence, which involved deadly weapons and charms, followed the Students’ Union elections held on the campus last Tuesday. The victims of the attack were said to have been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Fadeyi said: “The truth remains that a certain group of students who are clearly in the minority wanted to start trouble in the aftermath of the students’ union election which held peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2018. The exercise held in the full glare of all students and security operatives and was pronounced, fair, transparent and conclusive.
“Though unrecognised by the university management, four political groups: Liberal Vanguard (LV), The Group, Democratic Social Movement (DSM) and National Liberty Vanguard (NLV), participated in the election in which ten positions were contested for while the remaining three were declared unopposed.
“The electoral committee was chaired by Amao Akeem, a 500-Level student of Transport Management, who is a member of the NLV, the group that is now behind what is now being termed ‘fire’.
"He did not only sign the results sheets, including the three positions in which his group was returned unopposed, in the presence of other students and security agents, but went ahead to announce other results aside that of the president which his group lost to LV and insisted on having through the back door.
“It therefore came as a surprise to other students and workers of the university when on Wednesday, June 14, another member of the NLV, who had actually served as the immediate past Speaker of the Students’ Representative Council, Olatunbosun Adeoti, also a member of the NLV, a 500-Level student of Civil Engineering, led thugs carrying guns and machetes to foul peace by invading the office of the Acting Dean of Students’ Affairs, on the university campus.
"Security reports had it that he had also laid ambushed along with other members of his group on the residence of the lecturer the previous night, threatening to kill him or any member of his family that comes to sight.”
He said the group had earlier laid ambush on the residence of the acting dean of Students Affairs, Sunday Adewale, on the night of the election threatening to kill him and members of his family.
The acting dean of students affairs said: “They came to my office; and the previous night, I got information that they had laid siege to my house. “Because they didn’t succeed in that, they now came to my office. Police actually took the picture of where they shot at the school gate before arresting them.
“They have been doing this for long and not limited to the university alone. There was a time they went to attack people at Bowen. To the extent that the university wrote to us and I went there to prostrate.
“The father through one of my friends called me on the day of the incident and he condemned that act. He is fully aware of his action. The man is a complete gentleman. He called to condemn the act but the holidays have not allowed us to formally write him,” he added.
Many students alleged that Adeoti and his colleagues were cultists.
Akintunde Collins, a student of the school, said the violence ensued because Adeoti’s political group lost the presidential office. "This whole violence ensued because his (Adeoti) political group (NLV) lost the presidential office to the other political group,” he said.
However, students said Adeoti and others arrested had been released by the police.
NAIJ.com previously reported that students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) have reasons to be excited as the Oyo and Osun state governments have decided to resolve the institution’s crisis.
The tertiary institution has remained shut for many months forcing the students to remain at home.
Many efforts by the students to attract the sympathy of both governments through protests had been rebuffed as the crisis progressed.
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