Protesting students of Osun State University have attempted to set a hospital ablaze, accusing the hospital of not giving a fellow student who died there adequate care.
The students also blocked the Osogbo-Ibokun highway for several hours before policemen eventually dispersed them.
Channels Television also learnt that the management of the institution had handed over the corpse of the late student to her parents.
Feyisara Odeyinka, 19, an anatomy student at the school, died at a private hospital in Oke-Baale, where she was taken after a sickle cell anemia crisis.
The doctor at the hospital told other students who brought Feyisara that the girl would be on admission but the patient declined and insisted that she wanted to return to her hostel.
It was learnt that her case degenerated later at the hostel and her colleagues took her back to the same hospital, where she eventually died while receiving treatment.
Her death triggered another protest, as students of the university attempted to set the hospital ablaze, accusing the doctor of not giving her adequate medical attention when her case became worse.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Folasade Odoro, told Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, that police would ensure proper investigation into the death of the student and advised other students to remain calm and allow peace to reign.
In the meantime, the management of the institution has directed all students to go home for seven days in order to calm frayed nerves and to be able to avoid breakdown of law and order.
Residents of Oke-Itase area in Ile -ife, Osun State were thrown into confusion when the lifeless body of a 35-year-old man, Sunday Onifade, was found hanging on the iron rod of the ceiling fan in his living room.
The deceased, who was a barber, was believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself, but the reason for his decision could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. His perplexed relatives refused to speak on the incident.
The younger brother of the deceased, Omotayo Onifade, was said to have proceeded to the ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters in Ife to report the death of his elder brother.
He explained that family members were shocked when they saw Sunday hanging on the ceiling fan.
Mr Folasade Odoro, a spokesman for the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident.
The police chief said investigation had commenced on the matter.
Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, in Osun State learnt that necessary rites and rituals have started taking place in the house to appease the gods over the incident so as to prevent incessant death among members of the family and the community as believed by the yoruba tradition.
The Osun State Police Command on Friday said that it would no longer condone the recklessness of skaters on the highways.
The Police said that their act of holding on the moving cars, buses and motorcycles for fun has become a menace on the roads.
The Police Public Relations Officers, Folasade Odoro, said in a statement that this act by skaters is capable of causing distractions to drivers and ultimately leading to accidents that may claim lives.
Also, in order to forestall any breach of security, the Police said that they have mapped out stringent security measures to nip in the bud, all forms of crime and criminality in the state.
The Police warned that the law forbidding the plying of unregistered or unlicensed vehicles on the highways is still very much in force.
They warned owners of such vehicles to register them and stop covering their number plates or making it illegible for easy identification.
The Osun Police Command said that this warning became imperative owing to the increase in the number of fatal hit and run motor accidents, which is believed to be mostly perpetrated by unregistered drivers.
Police have paraded one Iman Olalekan for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.
The suspect, who was exhibited at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, is a 24-year-old member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, a voluntary organisation that has been involved in enforcement of discipline in various schools.
The victim, an SS 1 student of St. Charles Grammar School in Ilesa, claimed she was forcefully defiled by the suspect who she said vowed to kill her if she tries to report the act to anyone.
The girl subsequently summoned courage to relay her ordeal to her mother who reported the matter to the Police.
Olalekan, however, maintained that everything was done with the consent of the girl.
Meanwhile, authorities of the school had told Channels Television during a visit that they were not aware of the incident.
Briefing reporters after the exhibition, the spokesperson for the command, Folasade Odoro, said investigation has been completed on the case with scientific evidence that the crime was committed.
In his reaction, Commandant of the corps in Osun State, Ayinde Kayode, condemned the act and described it as unfortunate.
He said efforts were underway to rid the corps of undisciplined volunteers, pledging to cooperate with the Police on the case.
An anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force has defused a bomb planted in a bank in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The bomb, believed to be an improvised Explosive Device (IED) and wrapped in a black polythene bag, was dropped in one of the new generation banks along Station Road in Osogbo.
Although Channels Television was not able to speak to any eye witness, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, said the police were alerted at about 10.30am, local time, by the bank authorities on the suspicious package.
Odoro said that the anti-Bomb Squad of the command swiftly moved to the scene and defused the item, which according to her, had a GSM phone tied to it.
The police command said that investigations into the foiled bomb attack had started and urged people to go about their normal duties.
Activities returned to normal after several security personnel were deployed around the bank to assure safety.