Students of the University of Ibadan on Thursday locked the institution’s gate and closed down a major road while protesting the death of a 200 Level student of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Mayowa Alaran.
Two police vans were stationed in front of the school but they did not stop the students from showing their displeasure with the death of their colleague.The students refused to allow journalists to use camera or record the protests as they also attacked those who used their mobile telephones to record their protest.Mr. Sola Adeyemo of the New Telegraph Newspaper was beaten by the students while his blackberry Z3 mobile telephone was taken from him as he attempted to record an official of the school who addressed the students.
Reacting to the protest, the UI Registrar, Mr. Olujimi Olukoya, said the rampaging students outside the school gate were not from UI. He claimed that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Isaac Adewole, had addressed the authentic students inside the school on the matter.