DELSU Refutes Claim Of Negligence Over Abduction

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The management of Delta State University, Abraka has refuted claims of negligence leveled against it by a group of persons over the abduction of a student of the school.

The 300 level Mass Communication student was; reportedly abducted in the University campus, a claim the school management now describes as false.

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In a statement made available by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, the story of the abduction is true but it didn’t take place inside the school as alleged.

It reads; “Management of the Delta State University, Abraka is; aware that some persons or groups of persons are; peddling the rumour that the missing 300L student of Mass Communication was abducted in the University Campus and that the Management of the University is; doing nothing about it.

This is not true. “Management of the University is aware of the case of the 300L student of Mass Communication, noted as the best performing student.

Management considers it grossly unfortunate. The Vice-Chancellor of the University is on top of the matter and has been working with security agencies/outfit including the DPO, Abraka Division, the Commissioner of Police, Local Vigilante, members of Civil Defence Corps searching every nook and cranny.

So far at least three suspects in connection with the incident has been arrested and are; being; interrogated by the police.

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However, Delsu Management wishes to inform the general public that the students’ abduction was; not in any of the sites/premises of the campus.

Information available to management says that the student stays off-campus in Franklin Hostel (Private Hostel). Information in the suspect’s phone indicates that he lured her with a phone as early as 6.00am; to the suspects outside the campus purporting to give her accommodation.

Management of the University takes security of students seriously; and have constantly abreast students on the need to be security conscious in and outside the campuses.

It is for security reasons also that the University operates hostels in campus; and encourages all students to stay in Campus Hostel.

It is for safety of students that Management erected speeds breakers at the Site 3 gate; which the Abraka community youth removed. The public should therefore disregard the rumour of non-involvement by the University.

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