Federal College of Forestry Suspends Activities as EFCC Invades Campus

By Michael Adeyemo

The Management of the Federal College of Forestry, Jericho, Ibadan, has announced indefinite suspension of all activities at the institution, following an unlawful invasion of the campus by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

The Acting Provost of the institution, Dr Fausat Ibrahim, made this known in an interview with Pensioners FM Correspondent, saying it was the decision of the school management.

Recounting what happened, Dr Ibrahim alleged that the EFCC officers invaded the institution claiming they were there to clarify about a surety, but the event later took another turn leading to clash between the students and the officers.

Dr Ibrahim, however, said the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has taken over the case.

Reacting, the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, Mr Dele Oyewale, in a statement made available to our correspondent, said the agency’s officers were at the college to authenticate the address and identity of one Azeez Oluwakemi, who stood as surety for one Kolawole Alakinde, a suspected internet fraudster in the custody of the commission.

Mr Oyewale alleged that for some reasons, students and staff of the college attacked the EFCC operatives who were on an authorised assignment.

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