This is a narrative sent in by a student. We employ more contributions be made on the matter by student of the school. We would love students of the school to regularly update bloggers on event as they unfold, especially patterning to the arrested students
It was on Thursday, 18th August 2016. Adejoke hostel, one of the numerous private hostels off Campus of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta experienced an armed robbery attack at about 1am .
A lot of phones, laptops and other valuables were carted away by the notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising the School environ since the inception of this academic session in January. Some students were injured by these armed robbers. Up till date no effort has been made to apprehend these men. Funaabites took out to the street to engage in a peaceful protest.
The protest started from the School gate and towards “camp junction”. At about 10am rumour had it that one of the injured students in the armed robbery attack was dead(although unconfirmed).
The protest went on peacefully until the Nigerian Police Force intervened. Tear gas were released to disrupt the peaceful movement. As if that was not enough, a policeman allegedly shot a student on the head close to his left eye.
59 funaab students were arrested by the Ogun state police command just because of a peaceful protest.. The students gathered to express their dissatisfaction to cases of intense robbery perpetrated within their campus for several months without any meaningful efforts from the police force to quell the robbery.
The annoyance escalated when the robbers started to rape students in their hostels and matcheted many students who refused to surrender their phones or laptops. The once peaceful funaabites marched out in their numbers to express their displease on a federal road. They demanded to be addressed by the Commissioner of Police, who must sign an undertaken to build a police office closer to the school and provide SARS members at night . Instead of this, the new Ogun State CP sent his boys to dismantle the protest.
An unarmed 100l student was shot in the eye by a police officer.