Six students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife have been suspended by the authorities of the institution.

The students were suspended after confessing to be members of a secret cult.

A statement by the university Registrar, Mrs. Magaret Omosule, said that the OAU management on Monday July 2 received the information two students of the institution were being forced to join a cult group outside the school campus against their will.

The statement read in part: “The security unit of the university promptly swung into action in receiving the information. After a thorough preliminary investigation, twelve students of the university were apprehended and handed over to the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police to assist with further professional investigation.

“Following the investigation of the suspected students by the Nigeria Police, the University on 20th August, 2018, received a detailed report of the police findings where it was confirmed that six students of the university had admitted their membership of proscribed groups, thus breaching their Matriculation Oath, Code of Conduct and other pertinent University regulations.

“So, in accordance with the relevant statutes, the following students have been suspended pending the outcome of investigations by the appropriate Students’ Disciplinary Committee.

They are :
(1) ONYEKWUSI Praise Chinemerem, Matriculation number ASE / 2014/218
(2). OJO Abiodun Olamide, Matriculation number MCB /2012 /149
(3).UDE John, Matriculation number ASE /2015 /362
(4). OLADOYE Tobi Olakunmi, Matriculation number EGL /2014/ 383
(5) AYEYI Damilola Ayomide, Matriculation number EGL /2016 /075
(6) DAVIS Jesulayomi Olakunle, Matriculation number EGL / 2014 /207.”

The university management assured students and other stakeholders of adequate security.

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