DPO, police officers injured by rampaging secondary school students

 

Crisis in Ogun basic schools seems to be on increase as rampaging students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School in Asero area of Abeokuta injure the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obantoko Division in Adatan Area, SP Alimeke Ignatius and his men.

The police officers were reportedly attacked, while trying to settle a fight between students of the two schools.

It was gathered that the students of the two schools had engaged themselves in a bloody clash when men of the Obantoko police station were called to arrest the situation.

It was further gathered that, the students who hauled stones and other missiles at themselves blocked the main road, causing tension among residents of the area.

Alimeke and some of his men who raced to the scene of the incident to maintain law and order were allegedly injured by the students.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

According to Oyeyemi, the students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School were engaged in a fight and the police from the Obantoko station were called to take charge of the situation.

“The DPO was hit by stones. The students were throwing stones and other objects at themselves during the fight,” Oyeyemi said.

When asked if any arrest was made, Oyeyemi said, “We cannot arrest students because they are minors. We can only detain and counsel them, after which they will be released.”

Meanwhile, the state chapter of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has condemned the attack, describing it as “uncivilized and unwarranted”.

The State Chairman of PCRC, Samson Kunle Popoola, in a statement signed by his media aide, Babatunde Odeyemi, lamented the public disorder by secondary school students in the state, saying “if this is not quickly checked, it may portray a great danger for the future of this country.”

It will be recalled that secondary school students in Ogun State have recently engaged in attacking their teachers whenever they are punished for any unruly behaviour. (Daily Sun)

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