January 23, 2014 – LASU Riot: Lagos State University Students Stoned VC John Obafunwa Over Portal Closure
The situation at Lagos State University right now is very tense as angry students took to the campus destroying multi-million naira properties.
Some even stoned the school’s VC, Professor John Obafunwa as he ran for safety.
The riot has disrupted LASU’s 2nd semester exam.
What Caused LASU Riots
According to reports from Lagos, the Vice Chancellor prevented over 1290 students who are yet to register for their 2nd semester courses from gaining access to the registration portal as examination was to commence today.
Only 708 students out of the 2000 were able to successfully register before the registration portal was shut down leaving over 1290 stranded.
When the students union government went to plead on behalf of the students, the VC was reported as saying those yet to register are insignificant and would automatically have to carry the session over, a statement which infuriated the students and they decided to take laws into their hands.
The student started a violent riot and destroyed most of the school’s properties. Stones and sticks were thrown at the VC’s convoy as he ran away from the school premises through an alternative route beside Conoil Gas station.
Below are the pictures from the riot.