NANS raises alarm over alleged plot by politicians to use students to cause mayhem in Ogun - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

NANS raises alarm over alleged plot by politicians to use students to cause mayhem in Ogun

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The Ogun State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged plan by some politicians to use students to cause mayhem and disrupt the peace of the State.

The Chairman of NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Comrade Damilola Kehinde Simeon who raised the alarm in Abeokuta, the state capital at a press conference, called on the State Police Command, the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other security agencies to arrest anyone found engaging in activities capable of breaching the peace of the State under the guise of protest.

The students' umbrella body in the State accused a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-majid, a Senator and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University (Academics); Professor Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola of sponsoring students to disrupt the peace of the State under the pretence of a protest.

Simeon also accused politicians of meddling in the affairs of student unionism in the State and warned them to desist from using divide and rule tactics and trying to divide the Nigeria students there by causing disunity among the students.

Simeon said, "It has come to the notice of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC) that some unscrupulous elements who call themselves students union leaders are planning to carry out a nefarious attacks in some areas of the State.

"These criminal elements, led by one Adeyemi Samson Ajasa, a criminal who parades himself around as a factional Chairman of NANS Ogun JCC are being sponsored by a Senator, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-majid, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University (Academic); Professor Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola to cause mayhem and disrupt the peace the good people of Ogun State have been enjoying for the past two years.

"Adeyemi Samson Ajasa, who has been parading himself as NANS Ogun Chairman for months and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, was arrested with guns in his possession. He was later handed over to the Police for investigation.

"But, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun and the State Director of the Department for State Security Service (DSS) later called for a meeting between the group of Ajasa and my Exco to resolve the lingering crisis in Ogun NANS amicably.

"After several hours of the meeting, the issue was resolved with a warning to Ajasa and his cohorts to stop parading themselves around as NANS leadership and to desist from any action that could breach the peace of the State.

"Following the outcome of the meeting, a joint press conference was addressed by my humble self and the SUG President of OOU, Oluwabunmi Michael who led the Ajasa group where we both resolved to work together for the peace, development and prosperity of all Ogun State students and the State in general.

"It was however, surprising and disturbing to hear that, less than 24 hours after the meeting and the press conference, Ajasa's group reneged on their promise and threatened to unleash terror on the people of the State.

"We want to state categorically that, this act is nothing but a criminal act that is targeted at destabilising the peace of the State.

"We therefore, want to use this medium to call on the Ogun State Police Command, the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other Security agencies to be on the alert and go after these unscrupulous elements arrest and prosecute them.

"These people have breached a peace agreement signed between the Police and the DSS and have vowed to cause mayhem in the State under the pretence of the said protest, we called on the police to immediately go after them and their sponsors before any further harm would be done on the people of the State".