The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has been shut indefinitely following the power outage protest by the students that led to the attack on the State Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi.
Eye9ja understands that the varsity was shut down by the management of the school on Wednesday, September 11.
This was made known in a statement by the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun.
The statement obtained by Eye9ja condemned the protest, announced the school’s closure and proscription of the Student’s Union till further notice.
The statement reads: “We hereby condemn the violence that has followed the protest by the students of FUOYE to register their pleasure on the epileptic power supply from BEDC to the communities of Oye and Ikole.
“Our findings revealed that the students gathered themselves and blocked the Abuja-Ado, and Ijan -Ikole High ways from the early hours of today, September 10, 2019, till about 2 pm
“Thereafter, after much persuasions by the University ‘s internal security personnel and the federal security agencies, they dispersed.
“Only for the news to get to the university authority thereafter that the students assaulted the convoy of Her Excellency, the wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and vandalized some vehicles in the convoy.
FUOYE Shut Indefinitely After Attack On Fayemi
“Sensing that her Excellency was under attack in view of the continued aggression of the students, the security personnel attached to her convoy had to repel the attack and some students were injured in the process.
“Similarly some Policemen also sustained injuries and their rifles were also seized.
“As at this evening, three students were injured with two of them having minor injuries and one having a severe abdominal injury and is currently hospitalized at The Ido Federal Medical Centre.
“In view of the foregoing, management at an emergency meeting discussed and reviewed the unruly behaviour of the students.
“Such behaviour which included the destruction of vehicles and burning of a police van, as well as a threat to lives, has compelled the University management to take the following decisions:
“The University is hereby shut down with immediate effect.
“Students are therefore ordered to vacate the university premises on or before, Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019.
“The students Union is hereby proscribed,” the statement added.