In a shocking incident, suspected armed robbers invaded the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where they brutally assaulted four female students in their hostel. The attack took place during the early hours of Tuesday.
The criminals targeted hostels located in Abapawa, a part of the campus designated for student accommodation, and carried out this horrendous crime.
The news of this incident sent shockwaves through the university community, prompting immediate intervention by security personnel.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyede, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, and the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, personally visited the area to assess the situation and address the concerned public.
Deputy Governor Salako-Oyede also visited the victims, ensuring they receive immediate medical attention. She ordered the transfer of the assaulted students to the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for proper medical care.
“Earlier today (Tuesday), after receiving the distressing news about an armed robbery at some TASUED hostels and the brutal rape of four female students, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun directed me to immediately visit the victims and the campus on a fact-finding mission and to pledge the government’s support in ensuring this doesn’t happen again,” she stated.
“I have visited the girls who are now being cared for and given the necessary support to heal from their trauma at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at OSUTH.”
Deputy Governor Salako-Oyede emphasized the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of students. She held a crucial meeting with the university’s management and students, joined by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alamutu, and the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu. During the meeting, they discussed concrete steps to enhance security measures and create a safer environment on the campus and in the surrounding community.