Two leaders of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Union Government, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday were injured when the Vice President of the union, Miss Jacob Tosin, allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed during their SUG meeting.
During the fight, the Vice President of the union, Miss Jacob Tosin, allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed the Social Director, Adedayo Emmanuel, in the arm. Emmanuel was also said to have given Tosin a headbutt from Emmanuel, and she has been admitted to the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife.
The bone of contention was that they began arguing how to disburse the N3.8m released to the union by the university management.
The student leaders had earlier been accused of misappropriation when they used a previous disbursement of N3m in June to purchase a bus. Though the union executive members said the bus was purchased for N2.5m, students of the institution insisted that the bus was bought for N900,000.
The union’s President, Ibukun Edward, had suggested the construction of a relaxation centre for the students with the N3.8m, while the president reportedly the Public Relations Officer, Simon Okediji, reportedly pushed for a library. The Welfare Director, Ajiboye Adekanmi, was said to have asked that a staircase to a major lecture theatre be constructed, among others.
The VP, popularly called Emerald, was said to have proposed that fresher’s packages should be sponsored with part of the money. Her plan was allegedly rejected.
This got her angry as she went for the President’s refrigerator and picked a bottle which she smashed on the floor and stabbed her colleague.
When contacted, the PRO of the OAU SUG confirmed the incident and the Head of OAU, Students Affairs Division, Prof. Isiaka Aransi, confirmed that N3.8m was released to the union leaders.