Thugs Attack Osun Indigenes in LAUTECH, Threaten Alumni President
By Abdulrofiu Agboola
The ownership crisis rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso took a new dimension on Tuesday as thugs attacked indigenes of Osun State who are workers of the institution.
CityMirrorNews learnt that the attackers came shortly after the Osun State House of Assembly Committee on Education visited the university and addressed the Osun indigenes.
The attack, according to the sources, was originally aimed at the committee members, among which were, Hon. Folorunso Bamisayemi (Chairman of the Committee) and Hon. Leke Ogunsola.
It was gathered that when the hoodlums stormed the university campus, they first descended on a man called ‘Osungbade’, thinking that he was an indigene of Osun State.
Osungbade was said to be a prince of the reigning Olugbon of Igbon, an ancient town around Ogbomoso.
The hoodlums were allegedly led by Messrs Emmanuel Oyedokun, Elijah Odugbemi, Segun Adepoju, O.O Ojeniran who are all Oyo indigenes working in LAUTECH.
Sources alleged that the Chairman of Ogbomoso Parapo, and other members of the union of were with the assailants during the attack.
The Chairman of Ogbomoso Parapo allegedly led the thugs to the LAUTECH Bursar, Mr A.G Olagunju’s office, who hosted the Osun Education Committee.
But before the arrival of the hoodlums, Olagunju had locked up himself in the office to prevent being attacked by the thugs.
The thugs beat up Olagunju’s security men and threatened to deal with him, while Olagunju was contacting security to rescue him on phone.
As the assailants were making move to force their way into Olagunju’s office, a team of State Security Service (SSS) officers and policemen stormed the campus, dispersed the thugs and recue the LAUTECH bursar, according to sources.
CityMirrorNews learnt the attack has sent jilters down the spine of Osun indigenes in the university, as their security was no longer guaranteed in the university.
President of the LAUTECH Alumni Association, Mr Babajide Bewaji, has also been marked for attack by the Ogbomoso indigenes.
Bewaji who spoke with CityMirrorNews on phone said he was told that some people threatened to attack him on the LAUTECH crisis.
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