Due to the recent increased in fee by the University Management from about N17,000 to over N100,000, Hundreds of protesting students of the Obafemi Awolowo University have held a presidential convoy hostage in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The convoy led by a Toyota bullet proof SUV with ‘Presidency’ inscription and registration number, FG902-B02, tried to drive through the students who were protesting an increase in fees by the university management. “We demand a total reversal to status quo”, the SUG President said.
Security details attached to the convoy then shot, perhaps to scare the protesters, with two of the students reportedly sustaining injuries. The students were protesting, on the Ife Express road, the increase in their school fees by the university management when the 6-vehicle convoy arrived.