OAU students storm EFCC office in Ibadan over colleagues’ arrest

EFCC operatives

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) students on Wednesday stormed the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan to protest the arrest of their colleagues.

The students came in three Coaster buses and three Hummer buses led by the university’s Students’ Union Government (SUG).

The institution’s management had said it was not informed by the EFCC that its students were engaging in financial crime.

No fewer than 70 students of the institution were reportedly arrested by EFCC officials in a raid on off-campus hostels in the early hours of Wednesday.

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The hostels raided were Fine Touch and Superb hostels in Oduduwa Estate, Ile-Ife.

OAU SUG president Abass Ojo said the union had details of “72 students picked up from their hostels, with phones and cars taken away.

“Information at our reach revealed that EFCC officials stormed the two hostels between 1:40 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., but the question remains: how can you arrest people for using iPhones, laptops, and cars?” he asked.

OAU spokesman Olanrewaju Abiodun, who spoke with NAN, said the university had yet to confirm if truly those arrested were OAU students.