Security officials maltreat JAMB applicants at UI Distance Learning Centre, Sasa

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By: Dawood Kolawole

[Ibadan]–No fewer than three applicants for this year’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination have been maltreated and beaten by the security officials of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre, Sasa on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

According to THE PAGE correspondent present at the scene, the scenario was birthed as a result of the complaints by the frustrated, extorted and cheated applicants who were left unattended to against the Registration Procedure of the Board.

Mr. Oyebanji, one of the security officers and his cohorts have been identified with the infamy of smuggling other applicants in unjustly after collecting bribes from them thereby breaking the general arrangement by the Centre while leaving other unfortunate applicants who have no money to pay to wait endless on the queue.

Adeoye ‘Gbolahan, one of the victimised JAMB applicant

His receipt

According to one of the victimised students, Adeoye ‘Gbolahan, “We have been coming here since last week and all what they do is to leave us waiting here and some people will come and they will be taking through the back door.

“This has been happening all the time until some of us decided to speak up against it. We challenged the security officials and told them to their face that we will no longer standby while they continue with the irregularities.

“But what myself and my friends got after was the beaten of our life.

Those taken through the back door after bribing their way.

“True to God, we did nothing wrong, for saying speaking against the wrong thing they were doing, we were battered, molested and unscrupulously arranged and tagged saboteurs. We followed due process; we respected all the rules and regulations ; we were at the right place at the right time but it is wondering and worrisome that we could experience this all in the name of JAMB registration.” He added.

The Original Queue

Our Correspondent, who has been there to witness the whole drama tried to intervene in the matter but all he got was a punch in the chest from Mr. Oyebanji, the Security man.

Mr. Oyebanji eating at the cafetaria after his inhumane act

Another student apparently pissed off by what was going on also decided to voice out and Mr. Oyebanji was not sparing as he punched him too. All the affected students were eventually apprehended and driven out to an unknown destination.

All attempts by our correspondent to follow them and get information about where they were taken to were futile.




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