OAU SUG VP Stabs Social Director With Bottle
The fight started when a meeting was held on how to spend a sum of N3.8m released to the union by the university management.
The student leaders had earlier been accused of misappropriation when they allegedly misused a previous disbursement of N3m in June to purchase a bus.
Though the union executive members said the bus was purchased for N2.5m, students of the institution insisted that the bus was bought for N900,000.
During the Tuesday meeting, one of the leaders said that the union’s President, Ibukun Edward, asked other executive members for a project that could be financed with the N3.8m.
While the president reportedly suggested the construction of a relaxation centre for the students, the Public Relations Officer, Simon Okediji, reportedly pushed for a library. The Welfare Director, Ajiboye Adekanmi, was said to have asked that a staircase to a major lecture theatre.
The VP, popularly called Emerald, was said to have proposed that freshmen’s packages should be sponsored with part of the money. Her plan was allegedly rejected.
Emerald was said to have flared up and attempted to leave the meeting, but was persuaded to stay till the end.
He said, “She proposed N1.4m for the freshmen’s packages. We told her that when we get the dues for this session, we would look into her suggestion. She flared up and was about leaving the meeting when Lamba (Emmanuel) jokingly told her not to leave and stood on her way. She slapped him twice and held his shirt.
“We separated them and continued with the meeting, but the VP was still angry. After a while, we just saw her rushing to open the refrigerator of the president; she was looking for a bottle. We thought it was a joke and someone pointed her attention to an empty bottle; she smashed it on the table. When the bottle didn’t break, she smashed it on the floor and took a part of the broken bottle, charged at Lamba and stabbed him in the arm. While we struggled to collect the bottle, Lamba also headbutted her.”
The PRO of the OAU SUG confirmed the incident.