No fewer than ten students were arrested by the police Monday when students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State staged a protest against the institution’s decision not to allow unregistered students write the examination scheduled to commence Monday.
The students used two of the Student Union Government buses to block the entrance into the main campus to prevent staff and other students from entering.
The protesting students rejected appeals made to them by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, ASP Mohammed Abdulkadri and the Ijebu Area Commander, Usman Alabi to shelve the planned action and allow movement in and out of the main campus.
The situation caused stampede at the main gate as police fired tear gas to disperse the students.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the school authorities had directed all the students of the institution to regularise their studentship with immediate effect.