In an unfolding development, more than twenty student leaders in Oyo state are currently slugging it out with bribery allegations making the rounds among concerned EndSARS protesters and students in different institutions in Oyo state.
The student leaders, who organised a candle night in memory of those who lost their lives at the subsided ENDSARS protest, were alleged to have been invited by the Oyo State government for a stakeholders’ meeting in a bid to quell all unsettled grievances.
The meeting, which was before the candle night slated for 4 pm began, had in attendance different representatives from different spheres including artisans, tricycle leaders and about twenty six student leaders from the University of Ibadan, Polytechnic Of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and some other Alumni and youth leaders.
According to the Oyo state government, the stakeholders’ meeting was to discuss various issues they want the state government to address. However, after the meeting, a sum of one million naira was allegedly given to the youth representatives who debated on whether to share or return the money. In the end, majority of the leaders allegedly favoured sharing the money.
The list of those allegedly in attendance include; Akeju Olusegun, Ayodele Rereoluwa, Ajiboye Victoria, Friday Adesegun, Asiwaju Lerry, Joe Adibo and Benefict Adetunji.
In attendance were also Rasheed Ibrahim, Ilesanmi Oluwatosin, Alasiri Paul, Ojo, Oyekangun Damilare, Akorede Ibrahim and Adekunle Ibunkunoluwa.
Others include Adeoye Oluwagbemiga, Opakunle Kayode, Ayoade Olusegun, Moses Eyem, Temitope Ishola, Oyejide Adeniyi, Martin (Oba Royale), Fadare, Babayemi Kayode David, and Super Carrot.
Investigations are still on-going on the culpability of some of the representatives.