The management of Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) Ile Ife, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of six students of the institution, for alleged involvement in cultism.
The suspension of the students was confirmed in a statement signed by the registrar of the university, Margaret Omisule. The statement read;
“After the investigation, therefore, the University, on 20th August, 2018, received a detailed report of the Police findings, where it was confirmed that six students of the University had admitted their membership of proscribed groups, thus breaching their Matriculation Oath, Code of Conduct and other pertinent University regulations.
“Accordingly, and in accordance with the relevant statutes, the following students have been suspended pending the outcome of investigations by the appropriate Students’ Disciplinary Committee. They are :
(1) ONYEKWUSI Praise Chinemerem, Matriculation number ASE / 2014/218
(2). OJO Abiodun Olamide, Matriculation number MCB /2012 /149
(3). UDE John, Matriculation number ASE /2015 /362
(4). OLADOYE Tobi Olakunmi, Matriculation number EGL /2014/ 383
(5) AYEYI Damilola Ayomide, Matriculation number EGL /2016 /075
(6) DAVIS Jesulayomi Olakunle, Matriculation number EGL / 2014 /207.
“Management hereby uses this medium to assure the University Community and all other stakeholders, most especially the student’s populace that adequate measures have been put in place to secure lives and property and ensure a peaceful environment for all residents on the University estate.
“As it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to protect the University from persons with criminal intentions, members of the University Community are advised to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activities which could undermine the peaceful coexistence of members of the University Community”
The police were invited and 12 of the students were arrested. After police investigations, six of the students were said to have confessed to being members of different secret cult groups.(NAN)