Arrested SUG President of Ilaro Polytechnic threatens to commit suicide over alleged cultism
President of Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, has threatened to commit suicide after being arrested and charged to court for alleged cultism.
Recall that Adegboye and one Olanrewaju Taiwo were arrested by theOgun State Police command on Sunday, February 9, 2020 for cultism, they were both arrested wearing the full regalia of the black axe cult during the initiation of new members of the group.
According to a suicide note posted on his Facebook page, Adegboye said he was being falsely accused because he called out the school management on financial impropriety and anti-student policies.
“Glory be to God for this is probably the last breathe in my nostrils, no matter how faint it may seem. More importantly, this may be the last thing I write since my hope to write statement of accounts, proffer economic solutions to Nigeria’s financial problems has been dashed and shattered by the powers that be. I accepted to study Banking and Finance to fulfill my dreams but all I live to write now is suicide note,” the Facebook note read.
“I was arrested on the 9th of February, 2020 and got transferred to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Eleweran, Ogun State. I was detained for 144 hours before being charged to court finally on the 17th of February, 2020.
“It’s being 114 days now since my case got adjourned, and to my utmost dismay, no individual or group has done anything to revamp my hope.
“They say if you are silent in the days of adversity, you have taken the side of the oppressor. Now the question is, Who is raising a voice in my favour?
“Is it a crime to stand against the annihilation of the management against the students that gave me a mandate to defend their interest?
“Is it a crime for me to object the hike in accommodation price in the interest of striving for Nigerian students?
“Is it a crime for me to send a red signal to the management in their quest to increase school fees, while pointing them to other means of IGR to execute their projects?
“Let no one mourn me when I finally pass on into the luminary realm, for when I needed the support of activists, comrades, stakeholders, and sane individuals in the society to make me sail this trying time, no one, I mean no one was seen.”
Meanwhile, Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reacted to the post saying Adegboye is just trying to whip up sentiments, adding that it is not the business of the police if he commits suicide or not.