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Protest at EFCC Office as OAU Students Demand Release of Arrested Schoolmates



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Meanwhile, the university management stated that there has been no communication between the EFCC and the institution regarding any allegations of financial crime against its students.

During a midnight raid, officials from the EFCC reportedly arrested over 70 students from off-campus hostels in Oduduwa Estate, Ile-Ife. The reasons for the arrests have not been confirmed, but the Student Union President, Abass Ojo, claimed that 72 students were taken from their hostels, with their phones and cars confiscated.

One student, identified as Ewatee, stated that female students and even some freshers who had gone to visit their senior colleagues were also among those arrested. The students were seen being transported in a white Hummer bus under the supervision of security officials, heading towards Ibadan.

While the investigation is ongoing, the university’s management revealed that they are still trying to ascertain if the arrested individuals are indeed OAU students.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Olanrewaju Abiodun, stated that there have been no allegations or accusations of financial crime made by the EFCC against any students, emphasizing that once they have more information, the management will provide an update.

When contacted, the Head of Public Affairs at the EFCC’s Ibadan zonal command, Olumide Egbodofo, confirmed that a press statement regarding the incident will be released soon.