Three students of the Lagos State University have been suspended for alleged rape and cultism.
A statement by the institution’s spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya, said the students’ indefinite suspension was approved by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun. The affected students, according to the statement, are Akanbi Oloyede, Tobiloba Olutade and Afeez Ogunbowale.
While Oloyede and Olutade were suspended for involvement in cult-related activities, Ogunbowale was suspended for alleged rape.
The statement read in part,
“The Students’ Affairs Division received information about a fracas that happened on June 20, 2019, on the campus involving some students and non-students.
Our preliminary investigation revealed that the fracas, which started at the Faculty of Management Sciences, was between two rival cults.
“With the prompt reaction of the Security Department, those who were involved ran out of the campus and some of them were eventually apprehended and handed over to the police. Two of the LASU students, who were involved in the fracas are, Akanbi Oloyede, a 400-level student of the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Tobiloba Olutade, a 400-level student of the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences.
“In a related development, the VC has also approved the indefinite suspension of Afeez Ogunbowale of the Department of Chemistry Education with matriculation number: 160112046, over an alleged case of rape. Ogunbowale was reported to have carried out the act on April 18, 2018. He was apprehended on September 13, 2018, and subsequently transferred to the Festac Police Station since it is a criminal case.”