By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile Ife yesterday, disclosed that a male young adult caught allegedly involved in stealing phones of some OAU students in examination hall has no link to the University”.
Specifically, the University in a statement by the Institution Public Relations Officer, (PRO) Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the arrested young adult is neither a lecturer in any of the institution’s Departments nor a student of our University
” The attention of the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been drawn to a viral video where a male young adult was allegedly involved in stealing phones of some OAU students who were in examination hall”, he said
Olarewaju added, ” While some alleged that he was a lecturer, others said that he was an invigilator. Putting the record straight, the culprit was neither a lecturer in any of our Departments nor a student of our University”.
” Actually, he came to the University dressed in a well tailored suit to disguise his intention, he was eventually seen stealing the phones from the bags of students who were sitting for their examination” .
The PRO maintained that ” His mode of dressing made those who caught him stealing the phones think that he was a lecturer assigned to invigilate the examination”.
“We, therefore, want the general public to disregard, in its entirety, the insinuation that the culprit has any link to the university”.