The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun State have suspended the activities of students’ union over frequent crisis, which include alleged cult attacks and stabbing among the students.
The University Public Relations Officer of the OAU, Biodun Olarewaju, made this known in a release on Monday.
He explained that the decision was taken after an emergency meeting held on Monday by the management of the university.
In the release, he described the cause of the proscription as “the unacceptable misdemeanors manifested by the students in the short period of its existence after recent reinstatement.”
He added, “In order to forestall total breakdown of law and order and curtail acts of brigandage among the student populace, the authorities of the OAU have suspended all activities of the university’s SU until further notice.
“Incessant fighting and unruly behaviour during their congresses and the recalcitrant attitudes of their leadership have made it inevitable for the university management to suspend their activities.
“Apart from the fighting between the vice-president and the Director of Socials in which headbutts and stabbing with broken bottles were freely used, the supporters of the president beat up the speaker on June 29 and 30, while the speaker’s supporters, in retaliation, beat up the president on September 15.
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