Cultism: OAU suspends six students

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has suspended six students over cultism.

In a press release made available to EduCeleb.com on Wednesday, the management stated that it found the affected students to have belonged to a secret cult.

The release, which was signed by the Registrar of the OAU, Margaret Omosule revealed that the management worked on reports it received back on 2nd July that two students of the institution were forcefully initiated into cultism outside the University campus.

It took the prompt intervention of the security Unit of the University after a thorough preliminary investigation that led to the nabbing of twelve students who were thereafter handed over to the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police to assist with further professional investigation.

The conclusion of police investigations show that the students belonged to a proscribed group, thereby breaching their Matriculation Oath, Code of Conduct and other pertinent University regulations.

The University’s Registrar reiterated the management’s zero tolerance to cultism and other anti social behaviours.

The suspended students

The university’s declared the following students suspended pending the conclusion of investigations by its Disciplinary Committee meant to recommend further punishment, where necessary.

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(1) ONYEKWUSI Praise Chinemerem, Matriculation number ASE / 2014/218
(2). OJO Abiodun Olamide, Matriculation number MCB /2012 /149
(3).UDE John, Matriculation number ASE /2015 /362
(4). OLADOYE Tobi Olakunmi, Matriculation number EGL /2014/ 383
(5) AYEYI Damilola Ayomide, Matriculation number EGL /2016 /075
(6) DAVIS Jesulayomi Olakunle, Matriculation number EGL / 2014 /207.

Read the full statement below.

OAU SUSPENDS 6 STUDENTS OVER CULTISM

In its avowed commitment and zero tolerance against cultism and other anti social behaviors, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has suspended six students of the Institution who confirmed their membership of a secret cult.

It will be recalled that on Monday, 2nd of July, 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. Promptly, the security Unit of the University swung into action and, after a thorough preliminary investigation, twelve students of the University were apprehended and handed over to the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police to assist with further professional investigation.

A special release signed by the University Registrar, Mrs. Magaret Omosule stated that after the investigation of the suspected students by the Nigeria Police, the University, today, 20th August, 2018, 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.

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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. They are :
(1) ONYEKWUSI Praise Chinemerem, Matriculation number ASE / 2014/218
(2). OJO Abiodun Olamide, Matriculation number MCB /2012 /149
(3).UDE John, Matriculation number ASE /2015 /362
(4). OLADOYE Tobi Olakunmi, Matriculation number EGL /2014/ 383
(5) AYEYI Damilola Ayomide, Matriculation number EGL /2016 /075
(6) DAVIS Jesulayomi Olakunle, Matriculation number EGL / 2014 /207.

Management hereby uses this medium to assure the University Community and all other stakeholders, most especially the students populace that adequate measures have been put in place to secure lives and property and 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, members of the University Community are advised to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activities which could undermine the peaceful coexistence of members of the University Community.

News Reporter

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