Two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University(OOU) Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State were shot dead by the police and many other students injured in an ongoing protest which started on Monday morning. The students are protesting against the policy of class repetition of class introduced by the school for failure to pay school fees.
The VC, Pro Saburi Adesanya was accused by the students for turning the OOU into a secondary school.
An eye witness said the Policemen opened fire at the students.
Information has it that the VC allegedly called the Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and informed him of the development, and immediately the Governor reportedly sent a troop of police and mobile police down to the school, with an armored tank to maintain peace in the school.
But the reverse was the case when the police got to the school and they started shooting the students for closing the school gate.
As at the time of compiling this report, 2 students have been confirmed dead in the sporadic shooting by the men of the police, while over 20 have sustained various degrees of injuries.
The protest by the students, is the third in six months and has disrupted the Faculty of Law’s examination earlier scheduled to start on Monday.
Several students, including the university’s student union president, Ogunjimi James, have been arrested and detained at Ijebu igbo police station, the report says.
It was confirmed that many students are now trapped inside the school premises and not allowed to go out, while some policemen are still on standby spraying tear gas.
Itunu Fagade, a female student, who took to the social media and wrote on her Facebook wall, says ” I am presently inside the bush, some are injured and some are almost dead, Please help us contact people who can help. Please help. sobbing”
Efforts made to speak to the school VC proved abortive, and our call to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police did not go through as the phone was permanently switched off.