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Shocking!!! ASUU-LASU Reportedly Hired Alausa Protesters Against LASU Management

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Reports according from BlackBox Nigeria has it that the leadership of Academic Staff Union of University, Lagos State University chapter involved mercenaries in it’s latest protest to the State Government House, Alausa.

According to a reliable source, the protest was planned and carried out by the Joint Action Front (JAF). It was learnt that the inability of the Group to bring Staff and Students on board with the protest led it to hire some street hawkers and an Education Support Group.

It was reported that the Group matched to the seat of power in Alausa, Ikeja on Friday to lodge complaints against the current Vice Chancellor of the State-controlled varsity.

BBN gathered that while the Group had only 6 bona-fide #LASU Staff, the rest of the crowd, about 50 were drawn from the Streets on Friday, September 14th, 2018, when the protest was staged.

The source disclosed to BBN that JAF resorted to use hired mercenaries to carry out the protest when majority of Staff (both Academic and Non-Academic) and Students flagged down a protest within the school premises. This was also confirmed in a press statement released by the Students Union Government (SUG) on Thursday, a day before the protest at Alausa.

A Senior Lecturer who prefers anonymity also disclosed that the protest at Alausa was a total sham as it didn’t have the backing of the lecturers as he handpicked confirmed staff who were at the protest.

In his words, “See, there was no sensible protest anywhere. It’s all a show of shame. Those claiming LASU lecturers protested in Alausa are not right. Among all those protesters, only 3 of them are LASU Lecturers. The General Secretary of #ASUU–LASU, The Assistant General Secretary and one other man. The remaining people you see there are not LASU staff. They were rented“.

An inquiry by BBN into what birthed the protest by the Group revealed it was not unconnected to the dismissal of ASUU-LASU Chairman and Vice Chairman. It was learnt that the Group had launched a fight against the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun #Fagbohun SAN after the dismissal of the erstwhile stalwarts.

However, it seems the Group is fighting back after several revelations have uncovered the dealings of the dismissed academicians as a LASU Graduate and MSc student recently shield more light on the allegation against Dr #Suenu (dismissed ASUU-LASU Vice Chairman)

The concerned student said, “I can confirm to you that the allegations are indeed true. I took MSc classes in the Department of History, where Dr. Suenu was the Acting Head. He truly collected money to alter results. He even did more worse than he has been accused of – any student in that department can confirm to you.

ASUU–LASU Exco is just trying to be political about everything. They are trying to blackmail the LASU VC and unfairly paint him as a bad leader but they’ve failed. I can tell you that more than 98% of LASU Staff and Students are behind Professor Fagbohun in this. That’s why they(ASUU-LASU Exco) need to move outside to rent protesters. Nobody in LASU supports them“.

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