Staff and management of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has subsequently shut down indefinitely following a protest by the students against power supply by BEDC that led to the attack on the convoy of First Lady Bisi Fayemi, Governor Kayode Faymi’s wife. The protest which led to the blocking of the Abuja-Ado and Ijan -Ikole highways on Tuesday morning till about 2pm in the afternoon before the dispersion of the students.
It was reported that some of the students during the protest hijacked the attacked the convoy of the First Lady vehicles which led to the injury of that three students and some policemen.
The Prof Kayode Soremekun, who is the Vice-Chancellor of FUOYE condemned the protest and announced the closure of the school and prohibition of the Student’s Union till further notice.
He said: “We hereby condemn the violence that has followed the protest by the students of FUOYE to register their pleasure on the epileptic power supply from BEDC to the communities of Oye and Ikole.
“Our findings revealed that the students gathered themselves and blocked the Abuja-Ado,and Ijan -Ikole High ways from the early hours of today, September 10, 2019, till about 2 pm.
“Thereafter, after much persuasions by the University‘s internal security personnel and the federal security agencies, they dispersed.
“Only for the news to get to the university authority thereafter that the students assaulted the convoy of Her Excellency, the wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and vandalized some vehicles in the convoy.
“Sensing that her Excellency was under attack in view of the continued aggression of the students, the security personnel attached to her convoy had to repel the attack and some students were injured in the process.
“Similarly, some Policemen also sustained injuries and their rifles were also seized.
“As at this evening, three students were injured with two of them having minor injuries and one having a severe abdominal injury and is currently hospitalized at The Ido Federal Medical Centre.
“In view of the foregoing, management at an emergency meeting discussed and reviewed the unruly behaviour of the students.
“Such behaviour which included the destruction of vehicles and burning of a police van as well as threat to lives has compelled the University management to take the following decisions:
”The University is hereby shut down with immediate effect.
”Students are, therefore, ordered to vacate the university premises on or before, Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019.”
The students Union is hereby proscribed.