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Protest :OAU Suspends Another Two Students

By Adejumon Kabir
Following the protest by some students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the 5th of October over incessant power outage, two other students of the institution have been served suspension letter on again.
According to the letters obtained by our reporter and signed by the Registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, the students are suspended for what the management tagged criminal activities pending the investigation of the police.
The two students,  Omole Ibukun, a 500 level of Department of Civil Engineer and John Udeh, a 200 level student of department of Art and Social Education were accused of forcefully sending students out of the class under the guise of protesting an alleged unsatisfactory power supply, blocking of roads and hijacking of a bus of some of the members of the NURTW.
However, it would be recalled that Oluwalade Babatunde, the chairman of the Transport Management Commission of the Union got his suspension letter on Wednesday on the same allegations.
There are speculations among the students of the institution that there are more students to be suspended by the management for the same reasons.
Meawhile, the Students’ Union President, Oyekan Ibukun, has called for solidarity with the suspended students.
Ibukun in statement said “may I begin by saying that the University Management has taken it too far by suspending some of our gallant and vibrant comrades for no known cause but what was cooked up to victimize them. This we fully stand against as a union.‎ As a union, we shall stand fully against all forms of oppression and victimization from any angle or any tower”, he said ‎

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