Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has offered support for some students of the Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun, Ogun State who were robbed and raped by some unidentified hoodlums on Tuesday at some private hostels in Abapawa.
According to the University Registrar, Dapo Oke, on Wednesday, Governor Abiodun, represented by his deputy, Mrs Noimot Salako Oyedele, gave the instructions when a team from the state government visited the school and the scene of the incident.
The governor has also ordered a swift investigation into the incident and the immediate resuscitation of the moribund Police Post in Abapawa.
The university however, assured 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.
“The university management wishes to intimate the general public, parents and guardians of the recent robbery incident that took place at some private hostels occupied by TASUED students within Abapawa Community.
“Information at the disposal of the University are as follows: The university management received reports of attack on some private hostels at Abapawa on Tuesday, 24th October, 2023 by some yet to be identified gunmen at about 2.00am.
“The university security unit immediately swung into action by alerting the Ijagun Community Vigilante Team who were promptly moved to the scenes. It was discovered that the hoodlums had already perpetrated vicious attacks on the students.
“One of the hostels attacked was a female hostel where after collecting their phones, money and other valuable items, the robbers raped and injured four students.
“The raped victims were immediately moved to the University Health Centre, from where they were later taken to the General Hospital, Ijebu-Ode for further treatment.