The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, on Thursday, charged students who were victims of the raid of EFCC on Wednesday to put the experience behind them and move on with their lives.
The Vice-Chancellor who made the charge in a statement by the institution spokesperson, Mr. Biodun Olanrewaju, however, lauded other students who rallied round their affected colleagues for being their brothers’ keepers without being violent nor exhibiting any act of vandalism.
The statement which stated also that, after a spirited effort by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, which sent representatives to the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to intervene in the case of arrested students, the EFCC has released 59 of the students.
Olanrewaju who stressed that, apart from parents and guardians who came to secure the bail for their children and wards added that, the management of OAU secured the release of the remaining students.
While thanking the officials of the EFCC for the quick profiling and eventual release of the students in less than twenty-four hours, the Vice Chancellor of the University, the Vice-Chancellor urged the EFCC to partner with the management of various Institutions of higher learning to organise workshops for students across Faculties to sensitize the students about the danger of financial crimes and cyber criminalities.