The students’ Union President of Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU), Oyekan Ibukun Edward,in company of some other executives visiter the Osun state Police command, Oshogbo Headquarter earlier today. To Report the recently recorded high rate of crimes and robberies on the students staying off campus.
On getting to the state police command, they met the absence of the commissioner of Police Olatimihan A.Adeoye, but were attended to buy his Deputy John Abang.
The President, Oyekan Ibukun Edward stated the recent crimes and the level of insecurity on students staying off campus. He explained the murder of an OAU students, who got killed in town some months back. He also narrated the recent robbery attack on students staying off campus. He also explained to the deputy commissioner of police, how the Union’s Request for Police intervension has been turned down in Ife on serveral Occasions.
The President demanded that the police should provide a patrol van that will be monitoring the students environments from 8pm till dawn outside campus.
One of the Students whose hostel was robbed, Awosusi Opeyemi, a part two student of the faculty of law narrated how his hostel was burgled around 3:15am today . Opeyemi said that the thieves entered his hostel at Julian’s Court in Ede road but one of them sustained injury when exchanging gunshot with the security man.
A Similar incident was also recorded in maintenance hostel, outside campus where three different female hostels were robbed successfully without help from the Policemen.
The deputy commissioner of police Osun state command John Abang in a response to the students said that immediate action will be taken on all the requests made by the students. He also added that there will be an improvement in the ways police discharge their duties.
John Abang assured the students that steps will be taken at the police command in Ife to look into the incessant reports of assault, robbery attack tabled before him.
According to our correspondent, the deputy commissioner of police enjoined the anti cultist group on campus to work with the police to help them discharge their duties effectively. The deputy commissioner of police John Abang also added that the demand of police patrol van around students residential area off campus will be met .