The undergraduates of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijebu Ode on Wednesday clashed with operatives of the Nigeria Police, Ogun state at the premises of the institution in Ijagun area of the state.
Gateway times gathered that the men of the special anti- robbery squad pursued some students of the institution suspected to be yahoo boys from Ijebu-Ode to the university community.
It was futher gathered that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu swiftly responded to the situation and asked the students to sheath swords with the mobile policemen, but the students bluntly refused.
In an interview with the president of the Students Union Government, SUG, Olamide Adeboun said it was absolutely wrong irrespective of the basis.the university will never harbour criminal and criminal will not attempt to seek solace in the university.
According to him, the act is a gross display of nonprefessionalism and lack of proper training to relate with students community.
”In the first place, it is very wrong for any security agency to enter the university community uninvited by the university authority. It become so wrong for them to attempt to initiate arrest within the university without the approval of the university authority.
”The university is an institution on its own that have working structures to govern its system of operations. The university have trained and identified security men mainly for the maintenance of our internal security”
”It is at a point of a perceived aggression or incapability to arrest a seeming security challenge within the university that men of Nigerian Police or other security agency of the country can enter the university, and they must be invited still.
According to a student, identified as Islamiah, today, men of SARS entered our university uninvited and tried to initiate an arrest on one of us. To worsen the situation, the officers released two rifles from their gun. This is very unethical, threatening and creates tension in an academic environment. TASUEDSU and TASUEDITES will never condole such act, we are not cowards.
”For an ideal society that we preach and crave for, the Students’ Union condemn this act in all senses. It is barbaric, uncalled for and very threatening to our peace on campus”