According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Ademola Adekoya, three undergraduate students of the institution have been suspended for alleged rape and cultism.
Mr. Adekoya state that the students’ indefinite suspension was approved by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun.
The affected students, according to the statement, are Akanbi Oloyede, Tobilola Olutade and Afeez Ogunbowale.
Oluyede and Olutade were suspended for their involvement in cult-related activities, Ogunbowale was suspended for alleged rape.
“The Students’ Affairs Division received information about a fracas that happened on June 20, 2019, on the campus involving some students and non-students. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the fracas, which started at the Faculty of Management Sciences, was between two rival cults.
“With the prompt reaction of the Security Department, those who were involved ran out of the campus and some of them were eventually apprehended and handed over to the police.
“Two of the LASU students, who were involved in the fracas are Akanlabi Oloyede, a 400L student od the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Tobiloba Olutade, a 400L students of the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences.
“In a related development, the VC has also approved the indefinite suspension of Afeez Ogunbowale of the Department of Chemistry Education with matriculation number: 160112046, over an alleged case of rape, Ogunbowale was reported to have carried out the act on April 18, 2018.
“He was apperhended on September 13, 2018, and subsquently transferred to the Festac Police Station since it is a criminal case,” the statement read in part.