By Gabriel Dike
Three Lagos State University (LASU) students suspended for alleged attempt to abduct the Student Union president, Tayo Sekoni, have accused the university authorities of not giving them fair hearing.
The students, in a petition to the Acting Dean of Students Affairs (DSA), Olufemi Obayori, accused the university’s management of bias in the handing of their case.
LASU last Friday suspended the students, including the former Public Relations Officer of the SU government for alleged attempt to kidnap Sekoni on Thursday at Obadore, Igando area.
In the petition signed by Oladayo Mojeed Babatunde, a 500 level student in the School of Transport; Adebanjo Fatai Adekoya, 500 level student from the Faculty of Law and Fola Kosoko, a fresh LASU graduate, alleged they were abducted at gunpoint by the president and others during the aborted National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) elections in Gombe State on July 17.
According to them, the claim by Sekoni that they attempted to abduct him was a cover up for what he and others did in Gombe during the NANS elections.
They traced their predicament to the quest by Adebanjo to contest NANS Public Relations Officer post, after Sekoni asked him to step down for his preferred candidate.
In his reaction, Sekoni insisted that an attempt was made to abduct him by the petitioners, but denied that he asked Adebanjo to step down for another candidate.