Osun govt shuts school after students almost killed Peace Corps member
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Osun State Government has directed that one of its Schools, lfeoluwa Co educational Grammar School Osogbo be shut indefinitely after some group of students stormed the school and beat a Peace Corps member to stupor.
The Peace Corps member, who was guarding the school, NEWS BOOM gathered is currently lying critically injured in an undisclosed hospital after some students, said to be from St Charles Grammar School, beat him to pulp.
NEWS BOOM had further learnt that a Peace Corps member at St Charles Grammar School, had seized some expensive mobile phones from some students before the trouble loomed.
The agrrieved students were said to have beseiged the Peace Corps man in Ifeoluwa Grammar School, located beside St Charles, and started beating him.
But for prompt intervention of other security agents, the victim would have been killed.
This has however led to pandemonium in the school as teachers and students scampered for safety on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the state ministry of education described the students who carried out the attack as hoodlums and cultists.
In a statement issued on Thursday by CK Olaniyan, the Coordinating Director of the
Ministry of Education, there are efforts to ensure that the hoodlums are arrested and prosecuted.
“This is to inform the general public especially parents,guardians and students of lfeoluwa Co educational Grammar School Osogbo, that the Honourable Commissioner for Education has directed that the School be closed down temporarily until further notice.
“This step is necessary to prevent breakdown of law and order occasioned by the invasion of the School by hoodlums and cultists masquerading as students.
” Parents and guardians are advised to keep their wards at home while the closure lasts.
The Ministry is working round the clock to ensure that the hoodlums are arrested and prosecuted accordingly,” the ministry said.