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Osun Poly students protest EFCC arrest, vandalize vehicles

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Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, have protested the arrest of their colleagues by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The students, DAILY POST gathered, attacked some buildings on the campus of the polytechnic, where they also vandalised vehicles belonging to staff members.

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred late on Thursday.

DAILY POST had reported that the EFCC operators from the Ibadan Zonal office had carried out a midnight raid on some hostels around the Owode-Ede area.

Some students were arrested during the sting operation and taken to the Ibadan zonal office of the anti-graft agency.

But the management of the polytechnic, in a statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Sola Lawal, said the identities of those students reportedly arrested could not be immediately ascertained.

Displeased by the development, some yet-to-be-identified students vandalised buildings within the premises and vehicles.

Two students residing in female hostels located within the premises of the polytechnic, said those involved hurled pebbles at some buildings, including the staff club, and damaged some vehicles.

One of the students said, “The students were protesting the arrest of our colleagues by the EFCC. They hurled stones at the administrative building, but they concentrated on the staff club.

“They damaged some vehicles there. Those involved came to campus between 7 pm and 8 pm on Thursday.”

The institution’s spokesperson, Sola Lawal, when contacted confirmed the incident.

He said, “The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, condemns the act of vandalism carried out last night (Thursday) by some misguided students which led to the vandalism of staff vehicles at the staff club.

“Lastly, the management is using this medium to warn mischief makers whose agenda is to disrupt the ongoing first-semester examination, as any students or fifth columnist caught disturbing the peace and tranquility of the institution will be dealt with decisively; to be forewarned is to be forearmed.”...Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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