A female journalist reporting for the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta, was beaten mercilessly by angry parents during the 11th convocation ceremony of Crescent University.
The problem began when the journalist, Jumoke Onafowora, struggled with the parents to gain access into the convocation hall to perform her official duty.
Unhappy parents attacked Onafowora, a member of Ogun Deputy Governor’s Press Crew; tore her clothes; beat her, all in protest of their inability to enter a hall where their children were being convocated.
Recounting the bitter ordeal, Onafowora said:
I was in the convoy of the Ogun Deputy Governor, Engr Naimot Salako-Oyedele, who was in Crescent University Abeokuta to represent Gov Dapo Abiodun at its convocation ceremony.
I had initially entered the hall with the Deputy Governor before I later went out to fetch my recorder from the vehicle.
When I was trying to go back into the hall, a mammoth crowd of angry parents were at the door. They all wanted to go into the hall by force. But the security men at the door told them to stay away. They were so furious, raining curses on the management of the university.
Some of the dignitaries at the convocation ceremony include the Proprietor/Founder of Crescent University, Justice Bola Ajibola; the Chancellor and Convocation Chairman, Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; the Pro-chancellor, Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu; the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila among others.