Suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday, invaded private hostels of students’ of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, and allegedly raped four students.
The hoodlums were said to have stormed Abapawa community, and had carnal knowledge of the victims, after dispossessing them of their belongings like phones, cash and other valuables.
It was learnt that the students’ community had been under seige of armed robbers in the past week.
A student of the university who pleaded anonymity noted that robbery incidences had been a recurring decimal in the community.
She said that a student hostel with 22 rooms was invaded by robbers some few weeks back, dispossessing the students who were currently writing their second semester examination.
Meanwhile, the institution management had suspended the ongoing examinations over the incident.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday signed by TASUED Registrar, Mr. Dapo Oke, and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Oke explained that the institution’s security unit swung into action immediately it got mind of the unfortunate incident that happened at about 2.00am on Tuesday.
Oke said one of the students hostel was attacked by the hoodlums, while they raped four students, dispossessed them of their valuables.
“The university condemns in strong terms the incessant attacks on its students, particularly the dimension of rape which took place recently.
“The university assures students, parents and guardians of its relentless efforts in conjunction with the state government and security agencies in ensuring that the welfare and security of students remain a priority,” he said.
OgunToday reports that the Ogun Deputy Governor, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, had paid a visit to the school management, students and the victims of the incident.
She assured that the state government would do everything possible to bring to book perpetrators of the unfortunate robbery and rape incident , saying that the perpetrators would not go unpunished.
Salako-Oyedele, who condemned the incident, explained that the victims were currently receiving treatment at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.