…As Acting Registrar Hospitalised Following Alleged Attack By Hired Assasins
By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The crisis rocking the Ibarapa Polytectnic , Eruwa, Oyo State, now Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic has taken a new dimension as the Governing Council Chairman of the institution, Dr Samuel Ogundiran has raised the alarn over alleged threat to his life by hired assasins.
Ogundiran has alleged the suspended Rector of the instituition, Iyiola Eyitayo of threat ti his life following the attack on the Acting Registrar of the instituition Mr Samuel Obagunle who is said to be currently in a critical condition at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
The Governing Council Chairman, while narrating his ordeal noted that the genesis of the problem started when the governing council of the instituition found the former management team, led by Iyiola Eyitayo guilty of gross misconduct which led to their suspension.
Speaking with newsmen, Ogundiran who is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Planing said that “I noticed a particular phone number was calling me which i refused to pick, when i later picked the call, the voice i heard was a voice of an old man, he called my name three times and started saying some incantations and cursing me
“Immediately, i called the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu to inform him about the development, and i also informed the Area Commander of police in Eruwa, on Saturday morning, i saw the the text message of the chairman of Eruwa Elders- in – Council, warning me not to pick any call because of security purpose.
“The Acting Rector, Mr Adejumo later called me and told me that the Acting Registrar, Samuel Obagunle was attacked and beaten up, and he was currently in a critical condition, and has been rushed to UCH in Ibadan.
“The Acting Rector told me that the same assiliant that called me was the one who called the acting registrar and took him to the outskirt of Eruwa where he was beaten and injured, leaving him half dead on the road side before people see him and took him to UCH”.
When asked about why his life was being threatened and who he suspected, Ogundiran pointed out that the suspended Rector of the institution, Eyitayo might be responsible for it, adding that the refusal of the former acting permanent secretary of Oyo State Ministry of Education to reinstate him did not go well with him.
“Eyitayo went for a meeting between him and the acting management team in Ibadan on Friday, unknowing to him that the appointment of the new permanent secretary made by former governor Ajimobi, who gave him letter of reinstatement has been reversed, so his reinstatement letter was nolified.”
Ogundiran emphasised that the Governing Council suspended the former management team because of falsehood information, noting that the information in their file was forged.
“They forged information containing their annual leave, the governing council set up a committe and the former management team was made to face the pannel upper week, which they were found guilty, and the pannel presented their reports in a meeting on Tuesday 28th of May, 2019 and they were eventually suspended.”
He reiterated further that the suspended management team diverted almost 25 payments been made by the students of the institution to their own personal account instead of paying it into the school account, noting that only four payments have been made into the schooll account.
Ogundiran, however, said that the suspension letter of the former management team was giving to them on Thursay 30th of May, which they refused to receive.
When contacted on phone on Sunday morning, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Shina Olukolu pointed out that the Governing Council chairman actually called to inform him about some strange things that was happening around the institution, adding that if Ogundiran had such a fear and complain, he should put it into writing and forward it to the police for investigation and anybody found guilty shall be dealt with according to the law.
“There is a dispute in the school according to him, but the Governing Council is there, and the owner of the institution which is the Oyo State government is also there, so this matter can be resolved through these procedure”, Olukolu said.