Students of the Ogun State Institute Of Technology (Ogitech), Igbesa, have on Wednesday cried out to concerned leaders, as the menace of Okada Riders, assaulting them on a daily basis continue unabated.
According to a letter written by the Students Union, Ogitech Chapter and sighted by Voice Of Awori via the school’s @facebook page, which stated thus:
“The leadership of the national Association of Nigerian Students OGITECH chapter demand justice for the assault of the Speaker of Students Union in person of Rt.Hon.Bankole Marleeq by Okada Riders in Igbesa.
“It is no longer news, the brutality, assault and inhumane treatment being meted to the Students of Ogun State Institute of Technology Igbesa despite the calm and friendly nature of the Students.
“The leadership of Students Union of Ogitech hereby call on the AMORAN CHAIRMAN to register our displeasure over the brutality of the SPEAKER OF OGITECH STUDENTS UNION BY OKADA RIDERS IN IGBESA
“Sir, it interest us to let you know that there have been series of complains as regard the activities and and brutality of Okada Riders to Students at large
“The Okada Riders mobilized and ganged up themselves after an altercation with the Speaker while he is on his way to school and unleash mayhem and all forms of barbaric treatment on him.
“It was reported by Students in the environment and bystanders that he was severely battered and beaten with deadly and dangerous weapons (voodoo rings)
“Sir, the Speaker, as at the time of writing this letter, has been rushed to nearby hospital and he has not been responding to treatment after series of drugs were been administered to him. He complained of pains all over his body, unable to hear with his left ear.
“Sir, The Okada Riders have created panic in the heart of Ogitech Students thus becoming menace to Students community.
The entire leadership of Ogitech Students Union hereby call on the AMORAN Chairman, making the following demands:
“That a committee should be set up to investigate the reasons why Okada Riders has chosen to maltreat and brutalise students.
“That the Okada Rider and his cohort involved in the brutality be brought to justice
“That the Okada rider should take care of the medical expense and compensate the speaker on the damages caused.”
The Student Union who appreciated the mature standard of the entire Ogitech students for choosing to be law abiding, also gave the AMORAN Chairman (Igbesa Unit) a 48hrs ultimatum to meet their demands, failure to do this, they promise will attract continuous demonstration to force justice.
“Ogitech Student Union also use this medium to salute the doggedness of Ogitites as they chosen to be law abiding during this tumultuous time.
“Ogitech Students Union leaders hereby give the AMORAN CHAIRMAN (Igbesa Chapter ) a 48hrs ultimatum to meet up with the above stated demands or else we won’t hesitate to embark on a continuous/ marathon demonstration to ensure justice. Until all are freed all are slave”, the statement read.