Lagos State University(LASU), on Wednesday disclosed that three students of the institution have been suspended indefinitely over alleged rape and cultism.
The institution’s spokesperson, Mr. Ademola Adekoya in a statement said the students indefinite suspension was approved by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun.
According to the statement, the names of the affected students are Akanbi Oloyede, Tobiloba Olutade and Afeez Ogunbowale.
Oloyede and Olutade were suspended for being involved in cult-related activities while Ogunbowale was suspended for alleged rape.
The statement read in part: “The Students Affairs Division received information about a fracas that happened on June 20, 2019, on the campus involving some students and non-students. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the fracas, which started at the Faculty of Management Sciences, was between two rival cults.
“With the prompt reaction of the Security Department, those who were involved ran out of the campus and some of them were eventually apprehended and handed over to the police.
“Two of the LASU students, who were involved in the fracas are, Akanbi Oloyede, a 400-level student of the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Tobiloba Olutade, a 400-level student of the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences.
“In a related development, the VC has also approved the indefinite suspension of Afeez Ogunbowale of the Department of Chemistry Education with matriculation number: 160112046, over an alleged case of rape. Ogunbowale was reported to have carried out the act on April 18, 2018.
“He was apprehended on September 13, 2018, and subsequently transferred to the Festac Police Station since it is a criminal case.”