Students of the University of Ibadan have since taken to Social Media to agitate for the removal of the school’s Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor Abel Olayinka. The students created a hashtag #Olayinkamustgo which has been trending on Twitter since the early hours of Monday, 30th of May, 2016. The agitation was in response to the arrest of two past union leaders, Tokunbo Salako, and Babatunde Badmus, presumably on the orders of the VC.

Babatunde Badmus (BB) took to the official Facebook page of the University of Ibadan Students’ Union on Monday, May 30, to inform the public that he and Tokunbo Salako had been arrested and detained at Sango Police station, Ibadan, on the directive of the University of Ibadan’s Vice Chancellor.

In an interview with Tokunbo Salako, he narrated how the event unfolded to  SaharaReporters. “I was sitting at the Students Union Building (SUB) when the university’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) came with about 20 security men and asked what I was doing in the building and then ordered the security men to arrest me, but the security men were reasonable people and would not arrest me. When he (CSO) saw that his boys did not obey him, he then held me by my trousers; that was when I pushed the CSO back.

All of them (security men) then carried me to their office. We were outside when BB came. The VC then called the police to come and arrest me. BB followed me to Sango. The Students’ Union executives and other students joined us at Sango Police Station while we were still writing statements.




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