Osun Governorship Aspirant's Son Allegedly Leads Violent Attack On University
A son of one of the leading Osun State governorship aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of spearheading violent attacks on various targets at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
AbdulAfeez Olatunbosun Adeoti, the son of Moshood Adeoti, who is also the Secretary to the Osun State Government (SSG) was said to have led an attack on the Division of Students Affairs, as well as on other students and staff last Thursday.
The younger Adeoti, a 500-level student of Civil Engineering was said to have mobilised other students and external forces to unleash the attack.
Thursday’s violence, which involved deadly weapons and charms, followed the Students’ Union elections held on the campus last Tuesday.
Adeoti, who was the immediate past Speaker of the Students’ Representative Council, was said to be aggrieved after his political group, National Liberty Vanguard (NLV) lost the SUG President to another group in the university.
It was gathered that after the results of the elections were announced, Adeoti popularly known as Boss Man with other members of his group invaded the office of the Acting Dean of Students’ Affairs, Sunday Adewale, threatening fire and brimstone.
During the attack, students of the school, who were receiving lectures scampered for safety, having heard sporadic gunshots.
No life was lost in the violent attack but a student whose finger was cut off by rampaging students is presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed private hospital in Ogbomoso.
It was further learnt that the group had earlier laid ambush on the residence of Adewale on the night of the election threatening to kill him and members of his family.
Now, Boss Man and some members of his group have been arrested by the police after the matter was reported to them.
The school’s spokesperson, Lekan Fadeyi confirmed the violence and arrest of Adeoti and members of his group to Bounce News.
A student of the school, Mayoku Adewale, told our correspondent that the violence ensued because Adeoti’s political group lost the presidential office.
“This whole violence ensued because his (Adeoti) political group (NLV) lost the presidential office to the other political group,” he said.
He, however, added that Adeoti and others arrested have been released by the police.
All efforts to reach the accused were unsuccessful as his mobile number has been switched off since the day of the violence.
The senior Adeoti did not answer several calls placed to his phone. He also did not respond to a text message sent to him on the matter.