The Administration of the Obafemi Awolowo College, (OAU), Ile-Ife has debunked the data presently in circulation that feminine college students of the establishment had been being raped by business motorcyclists, popularly referred to as Okada riders, inside the city.
The administration additionally made it recognized that college students of the establishment had been on vacation for greater than a 12 months following the outbreakk of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the nation.
Talking to DAILY POST on phone
on behalf of the OAU Administration, the Public Relations Officer of the College, Mr. Olarewaju Abiodun additionally disclosed that there have been numerous avenues by which such instances may have been dealt with and that the scholars had been conscious of it.
He revealed that so far as the college administration was involved, there had not been any official criticism from any quarter concerning instances of rape.
In his phrases, “we don’t act on rumours however on details. Something that is delivered to the eye of the college is what it should react on.
“I’ve not heard something about rape incidents and I can’t react to rumours. The scholars know the college has mechanisms put in place to cope with such instances.
“In keeping with the hearsay, the incidents occurred outdoors the college, furthermore, the scholars know that the Nigeria Police handles legal instances.
“If something occurs outdoors the college and no report is made to the police and the college, however quite it’s being peddled as a hearsay and disccused in college students’ circles, then it’s a unhappy growth.”
Additionally, the performing Chief Safety Officer, Mr. Oyatokun Babatunde defined that it was nonetheless a hearsay and the college administration had not obtained any complaints from the affected college students of the college.
In keeping with him, “Any Details about such points all the time emanate from the Public Relations Officer and I deal with resembling genuine.”
He disclosed that he has made his cellular quantity obtainable to each college students and workers in order that anyone with such info ought to come ahead.
DAILY POST experiences that some feminine college students of the college had alleged that business motorcyclists inside Ife, beneath many guises, raped a few of them.
In addition they complained that other than the incidents of rape, Okada riders use the chance to molest and steal the non-public results of some feminine college students.
Alleged Rape: We don’t act on rumours however details – OAU Administration