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  • Updated: October 25, 2023

TASUED: Female Hostels Invaded By Robbers, Students Raped By Assailants

TASUED: Female Hostels Invaded By Robbers, Students Raped By

Four female students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State were raped by robbers on Tuesday following an invasion into their hostels.

According to reports, the assailants invaded the hostels at Abapawa, an area off the campus in the early hours of Tuesday and had their way with the students.

Following the unfortunate incident, the Deputy Governor of the State, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele alongside the Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, and Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, rushed to the school premises.

Salako-Oyedele also visited the victims before they were moved to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.

Speaking on the heinous act, she said, “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 CON 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.

“I have visited with 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.

“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and I subsequently had a crucial meeting with the Management and Students of TASUED. I was joined by the Ogun State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Abiodun Alamutu and the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, where we discussed concrete steps to bolster security measures and foster a safe environment on campus and the adjacent host community.”

Speaking further, she disclosed that the Commissioner of Police pledged to go after those responsible.

“The Ogun State Government is committed to ensuring the safety of all citizens and that our institutions remain safe spaces for learning and growth. The CP has promised that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book and justice prevails.

“I call on everyone to stand united against such heinous acts and work collectively to uphold the dignity and safety of all our citizens,” the Deputy Governor shared.

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