The crisis rocking the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure took another dimension on Saturday morning when the University gates were found to have been pulled down by unknown persons.
When our Correspondent visited both the North and South gates of the school, they were found to have been pulled down.
Meanwhile, the three major non-academic unions of the institution, NASU, SSANU and NAAT, had earlier last week, jointly, embarked on a peaceful protest to press home some demands relating to the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Biyi Daramola, over alleged misappropriation and unguided spending.
The Joint Action Congress, JAC, chairman of the institution, who doubles as the SSANU chairman, Mr Dele Durojaye, ordered his members to boycott duties and insisted that the VC should be removed by the Federal Government, so as to allow proper investigation into the alleged misappropriation.
The Vice Chancellor had earlier been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, about two weeks ago, at its zonal Office in Ibadan, over the allegations and petitions sent to the anti graft agency.
The entrance to the university are now being guarded by heavily-armed security personnel, mostly mobile police officers and men of the State Security Service (SSS).