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College Registrar Abducted In Lagos

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The Deputy Registrar of Federal College of Education, Technical, Akoka, Lagos State, Mr Chris Olamiju, have been abducted by unknown gunmen, News About Nigeria reports. 

The incident reportedly took place in the early hours of Thursday morning at his official residence.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the unidentified gunmen forcibly entered into Olamiju’s staff quarters at about 3am and took him to an unknown place.

The source also stated that the incident is in connection with the leadership crisis that have been rocking the college for some time now.

The source disclosed that Olamiju is among the academic and non-academic staff that have been protesting the continued stay in office of the Provost, Dr Wahab Azeez, for about five weeks now, adding that the gunmen are suspected to be men of the Department of State Services.

“The generality of staff of FCET, Akoka have been on peaceful protests since the past five weeks. The peaceful protests are sequel to multiple grievous allegations of administrative and financial infractions against the Provost.

“A very disturbing report was sent out around 3:00am of today, Thursday, 11th July 2024 that Mr Chris Olamiju, a Deputy Registrar and one of the prominent leaders of the protest actions was violently brutalized and abducted from his residence at FCET, Akoka Senior Staff Quarters, Yaba, Lagos in a Gestapo styled operation by gunmen suspected to be operatives of DSS.

“The wife, children and other family members of Mr Chris Olamiju were assaulted during the dastardly invasion.

“Documents, phones, laptops etc of Mr Chris Olamiju were carted away and FCET, Akoka Senior Staff Quarters was thrown into pandemonium,” the source stated.

The source further appealed to the DG of DSS and well meaning Nigerians to intervene and ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Chris Olamiju, adding that failure to heed this call will lead to workers of FCET, Akoka embarking on full blown strike action, which may spread to other Federal and State Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

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