The authorities of the Obafemi AwolowoUniversity, Ile-Ife, have suspended four students of the institution.

Their offences are criminal activities, breach of the code of conduct for the University community and violent violation of their matriculation oath.

The students are:

  1. OMOLE, Ibukun Ayodele, with registration number CVE/ 2011/ 042 of the Department of Civil Engineering
  2. JACOB, Tosin Grace, with registration number: LAW/ 2012/ 153 of the Faculty of Law
  3. UDEH, John with registration number ASE/ 2015/ 362 of the Department of Arts and Social Sciences
  4. OLUWALADE, Babatunde with registration number: EGL/ 2014/ 431 of the Department of English.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the they led some other persons in protest and violently disrupted academic and extracurricular activities of the University.

They forcefully chased other students out of the lecture halls under the guise of demonstrating against an alleged unsatisfactory power supply to the campus.

Olarewaju also added that the students, together with other persons, vandalised commercial transport vehicles of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ile Ife.