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A postgraduate student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has accused a man, Adesoji Orenowo, of raping her in his house at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the 24-year-old met Orenowo at a wedding ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State, in December 2017.

The duo had reportedly exchanged telephone numbers and kept in touch through social media chats and calls.

The suspect was said to have invited the student, who resided in Abeokuta, to his house in Lagos.

It was gathered that Orenowo sent transport fare to the Osun State indigene.

The 35-year-old was alleged to have raped the victim during the encounter.

The postgraduate student, in her statement to the police, said she agreed to spend the night at Orenowo’s house because she trusted him.


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She said,

“The reason I visited him was to know him more after we met in December 2017. He told me that he was always busy at work and if I were free during the weekend, we could hook up. He sent me N3,000 for transport fare. That was the first time he would send money to me.

“When I got to his place, I slept there because I met his uncle and the uncle’s wife with some cousins, who welcomed me. Though I was still uncomfortable and was contemplating on going back home, his uncle’s wife said I was safe.

“Around 10pm, I went to sleep in the room provided for me, which was opposite his uncle’s room. Around 2.30am, I saw Orenowo beside me; he was touching and harassing me. I suddenly stood up and went to the passage. Fortunately, his uncle came out to urinate and saw me reading the Bible with the torchlight of my phone. I went to sit in the sitting room.

“Orenowo came and suddenly dragged me from the sitting room through the passage into the room. While hitting my head on the wall, he held my neck. I called for help, but his uncle did not come out.

“He (Orenowo) almost strangled me, saying if I said anything, he would kill me and nobody would trace me. I received a lot of punches and slaps. He stripped me naked and threatened to tie me to the bed if I did not cooperate with him. He penetrated me through the anus and private parts.”

The victim said she reported the incident to Orenowo’s uncle and left the house for a hospital.

She said a nurse followed her to a police station to report the case.

Orenowo, however, denied the allegation, saying he did not sleep with his guest after she turned down his advances.

He said,

“While I was touching her after we had retired to bed, she told me not to touch her that she was in a fasting and prayer programme. She took the Bible on my bed and left the room.

“When she later came back from the sitting room, we started romancing each other and she insisted that she did not want to have sex and I left her to sleep.”

Orenowo was arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on one count of sexual assault.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Adesoji Orenowo, on September 7, 2018, around 2am, at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully sexually assault one (name withheld), by penetrating her private parts.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison.


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SAFE – SECURING A FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION


SAFE a NGO established by undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has embarked on a project to kit up fifty students of a primary school here in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. The Organiser Alli Mariam and her fellow members believe Education is an integral part of a child’s development and that children having the right standing in Education would go a long way in making Nigeria of our tomorrow a better place as the saying goes “Children are the leaders of tomorrow”.

This isn’t the first time they would be executing such projects as The SAFE group last year was also present at the OLG primary school to tutor the students on the Use of Computer in both the Theoretical and Practical aspects.


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It is with this that the SAFE group presents :
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE

About SAFE:

SAFE is a Non Governmental Organisation that aims at providing Quality Education for Children in Rural Communities.
The Upcoming project called “Back to School Drive” is about distributing
50 School Uniforms
50 School Sandals and
50 pairs of socks to the Children at The OLG Primary School, KOFESU- FUNAAB Gate.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.


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The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.
The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions were offered on merit, said most of the students still find it difficult choosing courses of study.

According to him, many students, not considering the specialisation of the institution, still apply for electrical and  mechanical engineering as well as  computer science  instead of agriculture-related courses.

  1. Salako said:

“The institution is a specialised university, thus we have enough and more admission spaces for agriculture-related courses than these other ones.

“And again, it is not every qualified student that gets admission because there is a limit to the number of students we can admit.

“Scoring 200 is a pass mark, but we will give priority to someone who scored 220 or 250 over a student with 200.

“The truth is that many students will want to come to either the federal or state universities because they know their parents cannot afford the cost of private institutions.”

On the cancellation of management courses in the institution, the vice-chancellor stated that the Federal Government was looking into the matter as it concerned the institution and other specialised institutions.
According to him, there is an ongoing process to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision.

He noted that the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

Salako stressed that the availability of management courses had assisted admission seekers within the institution’s catchment area to gain admission.

Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Wole Sokunbi, had promised the union’s continued support and partnership with the institution.

Source: The Eagle

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FUNAAB students advised the government to diversify instead of scrapping management courses in FUNAAB


Following the Federal Government order that specialised universities should stop management courses, the students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, are appealing to the government to restore the courses.

The students under the umbrella of the College of Management Sciences Student Association urged the Federal Government to diversify the university’s programmes instead of scraping management programs.

The students also ask the government to make education more accessible and affordable to the youths seeking admission into tertiary educational institutions in the country.

The students in their statement said: “the Federal Government should note that thousands of students and graduates, who would have not been able to fulfil their academic ambitions, have benefited from the existence of Management Science courses at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

”It is noteworthy that, since the inception of College of Management Sciences, the university has graduated thousands of students in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies and all these courses had been fully accredited by National University Commission.

“Available records and feedback from employers to the college and the association reveal that many graduates of Management Sciences from FUNAAB are doing very well in their chosen careers. Some of them have become employers of labour through the practice of agriculture in large scale and other agro-related businesses.”

FG orders all specialised universities to stop management course

Recall that in 2017, the Federal Government ordered the scrapping of management courses in specialised varsities in the country.

This was followed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu‘s instruction to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board “to delete all such courses on its portal.”

Following FG’s instruction, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Kolawole Salako in July said the institution stopped admitting students for management courses immediately the Federal Government ordered specialised universities to stop management courses in specialised universities.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen” – Alonge


A corps member identified as Simbiat Olamide aka Trendy, reportedly died last night in an accident which occurred while on her way to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Friends of the corps member who is said to be an Accounting graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have been penning down tributes to her since news of her death broke.

Few weeks ago also, it was reported that a 22-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps, Tony Zitta, was killed in an auto accident.  Zitta had gone to drop off a friend after an event on July 29 and was on his way back when his car was bashed by another vehicle at the Diamond Bank Junction on Ademola Adetokunbo Way, Wuse II, Abuja.

One of Zitta’s friends, Sowa Alonge, who spoke to PUNCH’s correspondent, accused the police of aiding the escape of the unidentified driver. He said the driver escaped in an Uber car, adding that the police allegedly removed the number plate of his vehicle so that nobody would trace him.

Alonge, who co-founded a non-governmental organisation with Zitta, said;

“The police took his personal effects instead of rushing him to a hospital. But some ladies that were around did not allow them to take the items away.

“The driver of the BMW that bashed Tony (Zitta) got into an Uber car with his friends, and called a towing vehicle to tow his car away. But people prevented them from towing the car.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen, but people around did not allow the towing vehicle to tow the car.

“They made sure that the two vehicles were towed to Zone 3 Police Command.”

Source: LailasNews.com