'Man Found With Bomb At OAU, An Ex-Cop'

•The suspect, Adebayo Rasak

•The suspect, Adebayo Rasak

Akintola Lukman

Mr. Adebayo Rasak Daniel, the man who was found with explosives at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, Osun state on Sunday, 13 July, 2014, has been identified as a former police officer, P.M.NEWS Campus Square can report.

Mr. Rasak, who was reportedly caught while trying to break into one of the rooms in block 7 of Awolowo hall of residence in the institution with petrol, stove, matches and some newspapers in a sack, was confirmed to be a non-student who had no business in the university environment at the time he was nabbed by the students.

Our correspondent gathered that residents of Awolowo Hall battered him before he reportedly confessed that he was sent to destroy the building. He also claimed responsibility for an explosion in the school a week earlier.

•The suspect, Adebayo Rasak
•The suspect, Adebayo Rasak

Samson Olayemi, a 300-level Microbiology student who was at the scene of the incident disclosed that the culprit was popularly known in the city of Ife to be insane but his actions have proven otherwise.

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“Rasak is sane, for him to have left all other major buildings on this campus for Awolowo hall, he is surely up to something and should be dealt with.

“We could also understand Rasak’s action as blackmail for the Awoites on campus and that is why we made him spit out his intentions,” he offered.

Another student who lent his voice on the issue, Comrade Emanuel Ojedokun who resides in Awolowo hall, said that if the residents were not on campus, the suspect would have burnt down the entire block 7.

He said: “Thanks to the ever-conscious awoites who apprehended Rasak because we would have also been blamed for burning down the whole university. This calls for serious investigation by security operatives”.

The culprit was subsequently sent to the University guardroom called Floor ‘O’ and was transferred to a police station in Ife city for further interrogation.

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