This is what happens when good examples are not laid for the younger generation as the crisis in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU’) Student Union Government has taken another twist.
It was that the school’s Student Union Government excos, which includes; OAU’s Students’ Union Vice President, Jacob Tosin ( Emerald ) and the Director of Social, Adedayo Afolabi
(Lamba ) fought dirty on Tuesday, 5th of September, 2017 at the CEC meeting that held at the office of Oyekan Ibukun, the Union President.
The excos allegedly fought over the N3.8 million Students’ Union backlog fund brought out by the University management on Thursday, 31st of August, 2017, which the council resolved to embark on some projects with.
Some of the projects to be embarked on include; refurbishment of union library and construction of SUB relaxation centre.
However school’s SUG Vice President, Emerald expressed her displeasure over the decision because they declined her proposal.
Giving account on how the crisis began, the Welfare Director of the Union, Ajiboye Adekanmi, said
“The Vice President was not pleased with the decision because we denied her the funds for fresher’s package.
We told her to wait for the disbursement of of 2016/17 session but she flared up. While she proceeded to the door to exit the meeting, Lamba engaged her but she raised alarm of harassment. .
Emerald attacked Lamba first before he retaliated. Later, she opened the fridge of the president but could not find any bottle except a malt bottle on the shelf which she broke to attack Lamba.
When both party engaged in another round of physical combat, Lamba headbutted the Vice President, Emerald. They both sustained injuries and they were taken to university health centre”.
Still confirming what the Welfare Director’s account, the Financial Secretary of the Union, Omisakin Kehinde, said;
“Emerald raised the issue of fresher’s package which was discarded since she already has N1.4 million in her proposed budget. .
She got vexed. While trying to leave, Lamba blocked her but she slapped Lamba. Emerald broke a bottle and charged at Lamba while Lamba also headbutted her,” Omisakin stated.
When contacted, Lamba also revealed in a telephone conversation that he only prevented the VP from going out, which led to the saga.