The Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Students Affairs, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi, has been accused of stabbing some former leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, in Ogun State.
The Governor’s aide was also accused of vandalising vehicles belonging to the former students’ leaders while some properties were allegedly carted away during a melee on Sunday.
He was accused of leading over 100 thugs to a hospitality center in Abeokuta where the former student leaders were holding their meeting.
At the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Secretariat, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital on Monday, the students’ leaders numbering about five appeared with different degrees of injuries sustained when they were allegedly attacked.
They also provide both video and picture evidences of the attack.
While addressing the press, the trio of Olasunkanmi Falola Ahmed popularly called Stainless, Bamgbose Tomiwa popularly called Tommy T, and Olasunkanmi Adetoye Ijaduoye, confirmed that they were personally attacked by the Governor’s Assistant.
According to Falola, a former Chairman of the Joint Campus Committee, JCC, Ogun State, Adeyemi has become a ‘killer of dream’, alleging that he (Adeyemi) harbours cultists at legislative quarters, against the directive of the Governor on cultism.
Falola explained that they were at the hospitality center to discuss the progress of their associations when Adeyemi allegedly stormed the place with sporadic gunshots before they were descended upon.
They also accused Adeyemi of masterminding kidnappings of some student’s leaders in the State, calling security agencies to investigate the incident and brought to book perpetrators of the dastardly acts.
“Some Comrades of the association were kidnapped and no one was traceable to kidnaps except Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, the SA to the Governor. Comrade Azeez is spoiling the name of our dear Governor.
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“Two days ago, the Governor addressed elder statemen in the State that he had declared cultism, gangsterism and thuggery as a terrorism act in Ogun State, but reverse is the case if the SA to the Governor is still habouring cultists at the State Legislative Quarters, an apartment given to him at Abeokuta.
“Yesterday, I and other former NANS Chairman in Ogun State gathered to discuss the affairs of our dear organization; NANS, National Association of Ogun State Students, NAOSS. We told them NANS and NAOSS tenures in office is just one year, but under the SA, Students’ affairs to the Governor, Comrade Adeyemi, has elongated it to three and five years respectively in Ogun State.
“We stakeholder were deliberating on the issue when he, Adeyemi, came around with his thugs, they spoilt our cars, we were beaten to stupor. Our lives are presently under threat. He promised to take us to hell anytime he comes across us.
“Our families are no longer save and we are calling on the good people of Ogun state, we have pictorial evidences, we have video evidences, he is boasting around that Nigerian police can not do anything to him, he said he is an emissary of the Governor that anything he does, is ‘kill and go’.
“We have been to the Nigeria Police; no help is coming from far and near. We have been to many quarters, all they are telling us is that he is a state boy, is this true? Can the Governor be talking about eradicating cultism while still harbouring cultists?
In his own account, Bamgbose who is the immediate NANS Chairman in the State, and a member of Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation of Police brutality, alleged that over 20 of the thugs, led by Adeyemi, descended on him and stabbed him several times.
“Yesterday was a very bad day for me because I experienced the unexpected, it was an unimaginable experience. In fact, the psychological trauma as a result of yesterday’s experience, I am not sure if I will ever recover from it.
“Yesterday, the former students’ leaders in Ogun State gathered ourselves at Leme to discuss the state of our dear organization which we left behind. It is very disheartening to know that our organization has been turned into a state of shambles.
“While trying to rectify these abnormal act, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, the current SA to the Ogun State Governor on Students Affairs, led over 100 thugs to the venue of our meeting yesterday.
“My freedom of association was truncated yesterday by the act of Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, who personally led over 20 thugs on me where he stabbed me with bottle, leaving me with a lot of injury.”
When contacted, Comrade Azeez, denied comment on the allegations.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in Ogun State, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, as at the time of filling this report, promised to get across to the police station where the case was reported.