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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Anxiety Mounts Over Whereabout Of Suspended SUG President


From Babalola Gafar, Abeokuta

There are palpable fears and anxiety in the camp of students in Ogun State over the whereabout of their embattled colleague and suspended President of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro Student Union Government, Comrade Adegboye Olatunji.

There are concerned that Olatunji might be contemplating taking wrong steps as a solution to his life challenges. 

Things have quite been rough with the Banking and Finance student of the Polytechnic since he was arrested in February this year by the Police  in connection with a alleged cult related issue and was subsequently suspended by the institution on account of it.

A note suspected to have emanated from his phone number, revealed that he allegedly asked people not to mourn him when he dies, raising both suspicion and fear whether he is battling with disappointment.

The Daily Crucible gathered that the whereabout of Olatunji has remained largely unknown after he, allegedly, sent the said a frightening note to a WhatsApp group at exactly 3:32pm on Saturday.

The note reads: ”Glory be to God for this probably the last breathe in my nostrils, no matter how fainting it may seem. More importantly, this may be the last thing I write since my hope to write statement of accounts, proffer economic solutions to the Nigeria financial problems has been dashed and shattered by the powers that be. I accepted to study Banking and Finance to fulfill my dreams but all I live to write now is suicide note.

“I was arrested on the 9th of February, 2020 and got transferred to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarter, Eleweran, Ogun State. I was detained for 144 hours before being charged to court finally on the 17th of February, 2020.

“It’s being 114 days now since my case got adjourned, and to my utmost dismay, no individual or group has done anything to revamp my hope.

“They say if you are silent in the days of adversity, you have taken the side of the oppressor. Now the question is, Who is raising a voice in my favour?

“Is it a crime to stand against the annihilation of the management against the students that gave me a mandate to defend their interest?

“Is it a crime for me to object the hike in accommodation price in the interest of striving Nigeria students?

“Is it a crime for me to send a red signal to the management in their quest to increase school fees, while pointing them to other means of IGR to execute their projects?

“Let no one mourn me when I finally pass on into the luminary realm, for when I need the continued support of activists, comrades, stakeholders, and sane individuals in the society to make me sail this trying time, no one, I mean no one was seen. Truly yours, Comr. Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji (Once upon a time advocate of the masses).”


However, some are of the opinion that Olatunji really needs his friends and associates to rally round him now to pull through his trying moments, and a such, probably felt that keeping away without trace was the way to get the much desired attention.

They also expressed the confidence that Olatunji couldn't be upto something untoward and that he would come out from wherever he is, once an assurance of genuine support reached him.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of National Association of Nigerian Students, Ogun Joint Campus Committee, Comrade Bamgbose Tomiwa disclosed that efforts were on going to track the embattled SUG president location.

He said: “We write to inform you that efforts are being made to track his present state and location and as such, We have  made efforts to report to the necessary Quarters to help in his search.

“Reports made it known that he was found wandering about around 12am in Abeokuta today but we assure you that we’re not relying on reports only but Efforts. 

“We also hope that all efforts put together  by everyone of us to get him back will yield positive results soonest.

“Let’s continue to pray for him and as I will urge us all that suicide is not an option to problem.”

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