Protesters Attempt To Burn Hospital After Another UNIOSUN Student’s Death

feyisara-odeyinkaProtesting 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.

Alleged Police Shooting Of UNIOSUN Students Triggers Protest

Police, UNIOSUN, Students, OsogboStudents of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) on Saturday went on rampage in Osogbo to protest what they termed “alleged police assault and brutality on two of the students”.

The pandemonium began after the police officials allegedly shot the students who were said to be playing football.

A student of the university told Channels Television crew that “we were playing at Ogidan High School, Oke-Baale around 7.30 AM when they (police) came that we are yahoo boys.

“They demanded money but we said we don’t have money. We are on it when they shot two of us”.

The students of the institution consequently stormed the town about three hours later and blocked the major Olaiya junction where they burned tyres at Oke Baale area of the school.

They were dispersed by the policemen who were deployed to the scene by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11 and officials of the State Security Service (SSS).

While the security operatives were said to be firing teargas, unidentified boys on motorcycle reportedly threw stones, thus causing pandemonium in the area.

The student’s representative, Adeleke Michael, said: “They (police) have been coming since last year (and) we have met few times with the Commissioner of Police on the matter.

“They use force in obtaining property from students (while) there has never been any reason and they have never come officially.

“They will go to the hostels and collect laptops, phones and other property from students after which they will later invite them to their station where some of them will bail their items with 50,000 Naira and 100,000 Naira before they release them”.

The Police Commissioner, Mr Adeoye Fimihan, told Channels Television crew at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital that the police would investigate the matter.

Mr Fimihan, who confirmed that the two students were shot, said that he rushed down to the hospital to ensure proper care of the victims.

The victims, Kazeem Adesola, a 300 level UNIOSUN student studying Physics/Electronics was purportedly shot in the leg while Ajao Ibrahim, a 400 level student of the same department was allegedly shot in the mouth.

However, doctors at the hospital declined to speak with journalists but one of them unofficially assured reporters that the victims would survive.

 

Another UNIOSUN Student Killed In Osogbo

Another UNIOSUN Student Killed In OsogboA 300-level student of the department of Civil Engineering at the Osun State University, Osogbo identified as Kazeem Amodu Ige has been killed in a fight that erupted among some students of the institution on Monday evening.

Channels TV correspondent gathered from some students who spoke on condition of anonymity that Kazeem was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a 400-level student of the department of Physics Electronics of the same university, Yusuf Adekunle, also known as Stone.

The pandemonium broke out around the students’ hostel at University road in Oke-Baale area of Osogbo, capital of Osun state on Monday evening as a result of the bloody clash by the UNIOSUN students.

The reason for the fight among the students is however still uncertain.

A source told Channels Television that the deceased student was not among those fighting and that Kazeem was only trying to separate the feuding students when he was stabbed.

It was also learnt that the machete cut on Kazeem was very deep and that he was rushed to Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi area for treatment to save his life but he was confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital.

His corpse was initially deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for autopsy but it was later transferred to the state hospital, Asubiaro area by the authorities of the university.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, while confirming the incident, said he had ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and gave the assurance that the culprits would not go scot-free.

Adeoye, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Folasade Odoro said necessary measures have been put in place to prevent reprisal attacks among the students.

Kazeem’s killing comes at a time the UNIOSUN community is still mourning the death of a 400-level student that was kidnapped and killed by ritualists, while two male students of the university who were recently declared missing have not been found.

The Police have promised to ensure safety of lives and properties in the area.

Phone Theft Earns Man Six Months Imprisonment

court23-year-old man, Omodolapo Iyanu Oluwa, was on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment in Ilesa prison, by an Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun state, for stealing an Infinix mobile phone. 

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that the convict be kept behind bars due to the magnitude of the offence committed.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Olayiwola, told the court that the convict committed the offense on October 1, 2016, at about 10:00am, at Akede Iyaloja area, Oke Baale, Osogbo.

Olayiwola said the convict did unlawfully seize one Infinix mobile phone, from one Mrs Oladipo Ifeoluwa, without any genuine reason for such action.

He said the convict refused to return the phone to the complainant before he was arrested by the Police and brought to the court.

The Prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 516,144 and 390 of the criminal code Cap. 34 Vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2003.

Although the convict pleaded guilty to the three count charges of theft and unlawful possession of property, counsel to the convict, Mrs Bose Adeyinka, prayed the Magistrate to temper justice with mercy, in the delivery of his judgement.