P.M. News (Lagos)

11 April 2002

Nigeria: 90 Students Face Expulsion From Lasu

Lagos — No fewer than 90 students may soon be expelled by the authorities of Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojo for running foul of the institution's rules and regulations, including membership of cults and for anti-social behaviour.

P.M.News gathered at the Ojo main campus of the University that the move to expel the students, coming on the heels of the murder of the Students' Union President of the university, Comrade Tunde Salau on 13 February 2002, by suspected cultists, was meant to sanitise the students community and save the institution from the grip of cultists.

But the students are apprehensive about the move said to enjoy Professor Abisogun Leigh, the (Vice Chancellor's) nod, believing that many innocent students are likely to be victimised.

In a chat with P.M.News, President of the Students' Union Government, Mr. Adedeji A. Gbenga said although the students support any move to rid the university of cultism in all its ramifications, no student should be victimised.

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