Some men of the Ondo State Police Command, attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on Monday allegedly invaded a hostel of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.
The policemen were alleged to have beaten up some students of the institution they met in the hostel. It was gathered that the incident happened around 4 am while the students, who were living in the hostel, were ending a party.
A source said many of students allegedly suffered injuries following the alleged brutality by the cops. One of the students, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the policemen invaded the hostel in a commando-style without respecting the privacy of the students. He said the policemen claimed to be searching for some cult members in the hostel.
He said, “The incident happened around 4 am after the students finished their hostel party. The operatives stormed the hostel as if they were going to war. They broke doors, burglar-proof bars and ceilings to gain entry. “The students initially did not open the door for them, thinking the policemen were armed robbers. That was how they started breaking the doors to enter.