Saturday, 15 April 2023

OAU Awo Boiz Debunk Affiliation With Late Ahize Death

By Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ 

The Obafemi Awolowo University popular entertainment group known as  Awo Boiz have made a release to debunk the affiliation to the death of late Ahize, who was allegedly beaten to death for stealing.   

In a statement made available to OAUPeeps News Agency,  the group express their sincere sympathy for horrific event and death of Ahize, a student of Faculty of Technology Obafemi Awolowo university and also send their condonlence to his family, friends and the entire University.

The Statement Read Thus;

As we express our sincere sympathy for horrific event and death of Ahize, a student of Faculty of Technology Obafemi Awolowo university we send our condonlence to his family, friends and the entire University.

On behalf of OAU Awo Boiz group, we are writing to the entire students of Obafemi Awolowo university to desist from linking the whole sadden incident to Awo Boiz group because Awo Hall Executives are different from OAU Awo Boiz group. 

Our group is just like every other entertainment groups on campus which have been serving as the father of all entertainment groups on campus for our hilarious comic acts and well-cultured display. In fact, none of us was in the Hall when this unfortunate incident occurred but our group name is in respect to the legacy of Late Obafemi Awolowo.

On this note, our entire fans and OAU community  should know that we are law abiding set of student who understand the principles of the university, not a preachers of jungle-justice and no harm or arrest has been done on any member of our group, we are all fine. Our special regards to those that checked and checking on us.

Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Let Peace Prevail On Campus: Dean DSA Plead With Students As They Present Their Demands


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Dean Of the Division of Students Affairs of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Aransi has pleaded with agitated students who are reacting to the death of one them after been allegedly beaten to death for stealing.

Speaking to the students, Prof Aransi pleaded with students to let peace reign and allow free flow of vehicles on Campus. Assuring the students, the Dean said the management will tackle it with utmost concern as no one will pray to lost his/her child in that kind of manner. 

Stating their demands, the students said they will want the investigation to spread to the Central Executive Council as they received information that the deceased spent nothing less than 12 hours at the Students' Union Building and eventually died there and also, the Students' Union building be under lock till the investigation is over.

Furthermore, there should be no representative of the Students Union on Campus again till further notice as none of them came out to give concrete information on what happened. 

They further demand that a student from the Faculty Of Technology be included in the Committee that was set up by the management because they want to make there follow up and confirm everything been done to ensure justice. 

Finally, they demanded that the conventional application of Scientific Maximum Shishi(SMS) and parading of offender be eridacated finally from OAU Campus. 

Reacting to the demands, the Dean Of Students Affairs agreed and said everything will be worked on and no culprit will go unpunished as the School management will not leave any stone untouched.

No SU: Students Protest Against The Death Of Student Beaten To Death


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Obafemi Awolowo University Community has been thrown into chaos at the late hours of Tuesday 11th, 2023 following the death of one Okolie Ahize of the Department of Civil Engineering who was reportedly beaten to death.

In what seems to be a situation of shifting blame, the Central Executive Of The Union in a Press Release from the office Of the President state that the Union condemned the death of a Part 5 students who was assaulted in a mob action at Awo Hall. Speaking further, the President said Arrests and investigation of individuals suspected to be connected with the assault of the deceased are being made for consequent legal action as the Union dos not support mob actions and justice must be served.

Similarly, the Awolowo Hall of Residence also released a Press Release to address the issue. While it was acknowledged by the Awolowo Hall Executives that the apprehended guy was mobbed at Awolowo Hall but he was walked into the Students' Union Building aided and was apparently fine. 

As it stands now, neither the Central Executive Council and Awolowo Hall Of Residence Executive are ready to take the blame for the death of Arinze. 

Consequently, in reaction to the incident, the administration of  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has condemned, in strong terms, the incidence that led to the death of a part 5 student of the institution.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that reliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.

Saddened by this ugly development which he described as unfortunate, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon BAMIRE, has set up a committee to unravel the circumstances that led to this incident.

The action of the mob, being a violation of the law of the country and of the University regulations,  has been reported  to the police who have commenced investigations.

The University administration hereby commiserates with the parents of the deceased, staff and students, and prays that God will grant us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Students are strongly admonished to desist from taking laws into their hands and to report any criminal activities to the University authorities for immediate actions.

Consequently, Students have taken to the street to protest against the death of their colleague with different placards. At the time of reporting this news, the Students' Union Building has been locked by students and blockage of roads to prevent restrictions of cars and Motorcycle. As at Press time, none of the members of the Central Executive Council of the Union is around to address the agitated students.

Monday, 3 April 2023

Ogunsakin Opeyemi Appointed UJCM, OAU New C.O.P Coordinator


Not only was it a glorious service on Sunday, 3rd April, 2023 at the 5,000 seater OAU Amphi Theatre, it was also a mixed moment of thrill, worship and emotions as the congregation anticipated the inauguration of the new executives and members of the Action Committee of the University Joint Christian Mission, OAU.

Ogunsakin Opeyemi Oluwabukunmi, a Part 4 student of the Department of Pharmacy and the current Pastor, All Christian Campus Fellowship, OAU was appointed as the New Coordinator, Committee of Pastors (C.O.P), UJCM, OAU alongside other new executives.

The inauguration service was graced by some university alumnus and past executives of the UJCM, OAU with over 5,000 students in attendance.

Pastor Ogunsakin Opeyemi Oluwabukunmi succeeded Pastor Abraham Kehinde Joshua (the erstwhile Pastor, New Life Campus Fellowship, OAU).

We wish all UJCM, OAU new executives a successful tenure and we pray God grants them the wisdom to lead the mission according to His purpose.