It is really sad as violence did take it’s hold on the Ago Iwoye campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) on Monday, the 21st of may 2013.
This incident took place in the early hours of 7.30am, when all students did stormed the gates of the academic institution which they succeeded in locking down.
but the sad news is that we received a confirmed report that two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo university shot dead, while there where several other wounded students, following an ongoing protest about against some of the “anti-students policy” of the school’s management.
And According to the report we recieved, some of the students revealed that one of the new policies stipulates that any student who does not pay school fees on time would not be allowed into the exam hall, which could mean an extra year for these students.
We also received reports that policemen were however on the scene not long after and arrests were reportedly made. It was also sad to see, as students claimed policemen opened fire on them immediately.
However, the police have denied that they shot any students dead.
Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force. Adejobi revealed in an interview that:
They went violent this morning and some of our men were deployed to disperse them.
The operation was led by a Deputy Commissioner and no live bullet was used so the issue of killing does not arise at all.
The Spokeman also said that the students are just using the issue of killing to seek public sympathy. We don’t kill. That was the same thing they said when there was a crisis in Tai Solarin University of Education in Omu Ijebu, they said policemen killed four students. No one saw the bodies.
That is what they always say to win public sympathy”.
When he was told by one of our correspondent that a pictures which involves one of those feared dead in the protest were already on the internet, Mr Adejobi said that he had seen the picture and according to him, he said:
“we know the way students try to get sympathy. Let them produce the corpse in the picture.
They should bring the corpse to the police and we can proceed from there.”
Now, the issue on ground is? who is lying here?
The police or the students?