Four female students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State, have been raped by hoodlums, the State Government confirmed.
The hoodlums reportedly invaded the hostels of the students in the early hours of Tuesday and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of the female students.
The hostel is located at Abapawa, an area off the university campus.
The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said she had visited the four victims where they were receiving treatment at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Salako-Oyedele had rushed to the University, alongside the State Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun and the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Abayomi Arigbabu.
In a post on her verified Facebook page, the Deputy Governor described the incident as “distressing and brutal”.
She said, “after receiving the distressing news about armed robbery at some TASUED hostels and the brutal rape of four female students, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun CON directed me to immediately visit the victims and the campus on a fact finding mission and to pledge the Government’s support in ensuring this doesn’t happen again.
“I have visited the girls who are now being cared for and given the necessary support to heal from their trauma at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at OSUTH.”
She added that she had a crucial meeting with the Management and Students of TASUED in company of Alamutu and Arigbabu, to discuss concrete steps to bolster security measures and foster a safe environment on campus and the adjacent host community.
According to her, CP Alamutu had promised to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.