There was confusion at Idi-Isin, Jericho, Aleshinloye Market and neighbouring areas in Ibadan on Tuesday aa some operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invaded Federal College of Forestry in Ibadan.
DAILY POST reports that the college is located at Jericho along the Idi-Isin area in Ibadan North West local government area.
A source within the college told DAILY POST that the EFCC operatives entered the college with the intention to arrest a student who is suspected to be involved in cyber crime.
The source, who begged not to be named, added that the EFCC operatives, in the process of arresting the student, started shooting sporadically.
The source noted that some students decided to resist the move by the EFCC and in the process, a student whose name has not been revealed was shot.
He added that this led to confusion in the college and other neighbouring areas such as Idi-Isin, Jericho and Aleshinloye Market.
The source who spoke with DAILY POST on Wednesday said, “I am telling you the fact. This is the truth of the matter, but don’t mention my name. The EFCC went there to arrest one student whom they suspected to be involved in Yahoo Yahoo. But, when they want to arrest the guy, they started shooting sporadically. A student was shot. It is not good at all.”
Another staff of the college described the invasion of the college by the EFCC operatives as shameful.
“They invade the college and they are shooting seriously. This is the shoot out that happened in FCF college. It is highly shameful seeing unprofessional acts being perpetrated by EFCC officials today. Shooting in an academic campus as if there’s war going on just like Hamas and Israel. I hope the management of FRIN/FCF will not sweep this under carpet.”
Public Relations Officer of the college, Mr. Kehinde Olawale, confirmed the development to DAILY POST on Wednesday.
He added that a student who was shot during the incident is still receiving treatment in the hospital.
“It is true that some people came to our college yesterday. They drove straight to the students area. The SUG President challenged them. They discovered that among those people who came were two people who wore red cloth and they wrote EFCC on it. And they carried guns.
“One of the people that came said they came to investigate someone who stood in as a surety for someone. But, we don’t know the person they said they came to investigate.
“But later we said that this is not proper in an academic environment that we have many students, we told them that they need to apologise to the students, before we knew it, we just saw some of them shooting sporadically.
“In the process, one of the students was shot. It has gone beyond our students, NANS has mobilised students across the country over the issue.”
Efforts made by DAILY POST get official reaction from the EFCC were not successful as of the time of filling this report on Wednesday.