OAU Students Storm EFCC Ibadan Office

By Anuolapo Fasoyin

The Nigeria Police, Oyo state Command, has enjoined Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, under the aegis of National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS not to involve in acts that can disrupt the peace of the state.

The plea followed a protest by some students of the institution at the office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Ibadan.

Pensioners FM correspondent reports that the OAU students stormed the office of EFCC demanding the release of about 80 students arrested by the commission for alleged internet fraud at two hostels outside the school campus.

Assistant Commissioner for Police, Iyaganku Area Command, Sola Agoyi, who addressed the protesters called for calm from the students.

One of the students of the school in an interview with newsmen alleged that the EFCC operatives stormed the hostels at about 2 am Wednesday, to arrest the students.

Also speaking, President Student Union Government, SUG of OAU Comrade Aderemi Ojo, who demanded for immediate and unconditional release of the students, described the arrest as illegal.

Comrade Ojo added that the protest became imperative to seek the release of the student.

On his part, Southwest Coordinator, National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, Comrade John Alao, called on government to address the incessant harassment of Students by EFCC.

Comrade Alao, noted that there was need for the government to intervene before it resolve to a nationwide protest.

As at the time of filing this report, the operatives of EFCC and some executive members of NANS are in a closed-door meeting on the matter.

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