The Ogun State Government has pledged to make every effort to apprehend those responsible for robbing and raping four female students of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun.
The incident occurred in a private hostel in Abapawa community, Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.
Deputy Governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele assured the people of the state, particularly the victims, that the government would take all possible measures to bring the culprits to justice.
The government received notice of the incident from the Odogbolu Local Government Chairman, Ladejobi Adebayo.
In response, Governor Dapo Abiodun directed security forces to go to the community and ensure that the responsible individuals were apprehended.
Deputy Governor Salako-Oyedele, during a visit to the rape victims at Ogun State Hospital, Ijebu Ode, before their transfer to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for proper healthcare and rehabilitation, conveyed the state government’s determination to address the situation.
She confirmed that the state Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, had visited the scene of the incident and was actively working to ensure the perpetrators were brought to justice.
During a meeting with the university management team, student representatives, and relevant government officials, including the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alamutu, Deputy Governor Salako-Oyedele stressed the importance of preventing a recurrence of such incidents.
She emphasized the need for the university, the concerned community, the police, and the students to collaborate on developing stakeholder engagements to establish mechanisms ensuring the security of off-campus students’ lives and property.
The deputy governor described the incident as deeply disheartening and assured the aggrieved student union representatives that the government would make every possible effort to bring the criminals to justice.