The management of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has suspended Victory Ehiremen, a student of the institution, indefinitely for alleged conspiracy and robbery.
Clement Adebooye, the vice-chancellor of the institution, broke the news at a briefing in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday…..CONTINUE READING
The state police command had arrested the student for alleged involvement in a robbery incident in Ikire.
Ehiremen was said to have allegedly lured a Lagos-based businessman, whom she met on WhatsApp, to Ikire and consequently robbed him.
The 100-level student and her boyfriend allegedly assaulted the man and transferred the sum of N1.5 million from his account.
But when she was paraded by Kehinde Longe, the state commissioner of police, on Wednesday, the student denied transferring money from the account of the businessman said to be her online lover.
Addressing the incident, Adebooye said Ehiremen’s alleged involvement in the crime was “a violation of her matriculation oath”.
“I called this press conference to clear the air on the issue of one of our students by the name; Ahiante Victory Ehiremen, with Matric Number 2022/42652, who is in the custody of the police for alleged collusion leading to the robbery of a Lagos-based businessman,” he said.
“Prior to her arrest on July 11, 2023, she was a 100 level student in the Department of English and Literary Studies. She was arrested by the police operatives, and the university notified her parents immediately.
“As we all know, Osun State University is widely renowned for our commitment to excellence in academics and core values of responsible, law-abiding, and highly patriotic citizenry. We remain absolutely committed to these ideals.
“And we do not relent in the pursuit and actualisation of these lofty moral standards. This is why, in the last six months, three of our former students have distinguished themselves both at national and international levels.”
The VC said the student’s suspension became imperative pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation into the matter.
“The case of Ahiante Victory Ehiremen is a shock to us, even as she is in her first year of study. I got a security report on her case, and with the official information available, an allegation of conspiracy and robbery has been established against her by the Police authorities. Consequently, she is in police custody for further investigations and prosecution,” he added.
“Ahiante Victory Ehiremen’s alleged involvement in a criminal act is in violation of her matriculation oath. She has made a written statement, which the university has considered alongside the available intelligence report.
“The university authorities have therefore decided that Ms Ahiante Victory Ehiremen is hereby placed on indefinite suspension in line with regulations guiding studentship pending the determination of her, according to the law of the federation.”
Yemisi Opalola, the state police spokesperson, could not be reached as of the time of this report.
She did not respond to calls and text message sent to her on the matter…..CONTINUE READING