In its avowed commitment and zero tolerance against cultism and other antisocial behaviours, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State has suspended six students of the Institution who confirmed their membership of a secret cult.
The suspension of the six students was contained in a special release signed by the University Registrar, Mrs Magaret Omosule on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife.
It may be recalled that on Monday, July 2, 2018, an information was received by the University Management that two students of the institution, against their will, were forcefully initiated into cultism outside the University campus.
Security Unit of the University swung into action arrested twelve students of the University and handed them over to the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police to assist with further professional investigation.
The statement stated that after the investigation of the suspected students by the Nigeria Police, the University received a detailed report of the Police findings.
“Where it was confirmed that six students of the University had admitted their membership of proscribed groups, thus breaching their Matriculation Oath, Code of Conduct and other pertinent University regulations.
” Accordingly, and in accordance with the relevant statutes, the following students have been suspended pending the outcome of investigations by the appropriate Students’ Disciplinary Committee,” the release stated.
The release listed the names of the students to include: ONYEKWUSI Praise Chinemerem, Matriculation number ASE / 2014/218, OJO Abiodun Olamide, Matriculation number MCB /2012 /149 and UDE John, Matriculation number ASE /2015 /362.
Others are OLADOYE Tobi Olakunmi, Matriculation number EGL /2014/ 383, AYEYI Damilola Ayomide, Matriculation number EGL /2016 /075 and DAVIS Jesulayomi Olakunle, Matriculation number EGL / 2014 /207.
The Registrar assured the University Community and all other stakeholders, especially the students populace that adequate measures have been put in place to secure lives and property.
“The University authorities will ensure a peaceful environment for all residents on the University estate.
“As it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to protect the University from persons with criminal intentions,” Omosule added.
She advised members of the University community to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activities which could undermine the peaceful coexistence of members of the University community.