FPI suspends SUG President, insists on zero tolerance to cultism

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Abdulqudus Ogundapo

Management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro has suspended the Polytechnic Student Union President, Comrade Adegboye Olatunji for alleged involvement in cultism.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Polytechnic Deputy Registrar of the Public Relations Unit, Sola Abiala on Monday.

The Deputy Registrar said, the suspension was in line with the act establishing the Polytechnic and the provision of the Students Handbook.

She insisted that the polytechnic operates on zero tolerance to cultism.

Abiala noted that the case of the accused Student Union President is pending before the polytechnic disciplinary committee.

“This is consequent upon the foiling of the meeting of some cult groups from the neighbouring community, by the security architecture and network of the Polytechnic, the Local Vigilante Group in conjunction with Nigerian Police Force and the Directorate of State Security.

“The suspension of Mr. Adegboye is in line with the act establishing the Polytechnic and the provision of the Students Handbook coupled with the Polytechnic’s zero tolerance to cultism, pending his appearance before the Students Disciplinary Committee to establish his culpability or otherwise.

“The Management therefore use this medium to re-emphasize its zero tolerance for cultism and other misdemeanors”.

In the same vein, the Students Representative Council of the Polytechnic annouced the impeachment of the embattled SU president.

In a release signed by the Speaker of the Council, Hon. Akinsola Sakiru, A. and Hon. Olabode Samson on behalf of the Clerk of the Council, Hon. Lawal Damilola, the President was impeached in line with Article ix, Section 4a and Article x, Section 2 of the Student Handbook.

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The release added that the impeachment takes immediate effect and that the Vice President of the Union, Comrade Oyefusi Damilare Festus should take charge as the Ag. President.


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