Fayemi's wife attack: FUOYE sets up probe panel as Police arrest two students

The Nation

The management of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) has constituted a 12-man investigative panel to unravel the root cause of the violent protest, leading to an attack on the convoy of wife of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.

The students had on Tuesday staged a violent protest in Oye Ekiti over incessant power outage in the institution, leading to attack on Erelu Fayemi while on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women in the local government.

They were said to have engaged the security operatives detailed with the First Lady in a clash with two persons reportedly killed and several wounded with over a dozen of vehicles vandalised by the rampaging students.

According to an internal memo signed on Thursday by the Director of Administration in the office of the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Olatunbosun Odusanya, the panel will be headed by Deputy VC, Prof. Abayomi Fasina.

The management led by its VC, Prof. Kayode Soremekum, said that the step was part of measures to forestall future occurrence and to also sanitize the university system.

The management, according to the memo, gave the panel two weeks to submit its report.

The panel is taking off as the Ekiti Police Command arrested two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti in connection with the attack.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba, said two of his men were wounded while two police vans were burnt during the attack.

"Two persons have been arrested and one of them had confessed to the commission of the crime.

"When a crime is committed, we don't fold our arms and watch. Even a civilian can effect arrest if crime is committed in front of him and hand them over to the police," Amba said.

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