July 14, 2014
A man identified as Adedayo Rasaki Daniel, who claims to be a mad man, was on Sunday allegedly caught with explosive substances around one of the hostels at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
He was caught with explosive materials including petrol, wires, stove, and newspapers at about 1pm by the students of the OAU.
According to reports, he was caught with what looked like a mixture of petrol with an unidentified chemical around the Awo Hall of the school.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, said “What happened was that our security unit apprehended somebody, whose movement was suspicious. While they searched him, a stove, old newspapers copies, and some liquid mixture suspected to be kerosene, petrol or so were found on him.
“From our observation, the young guy may not be ok. We don’t want to leave anything to chances because of the security challenges in the country and that is why we handed him over to the police. We want the police to use their expertise to check if the guy is mentally ok or not. I wish to put it on record that our security officers are ever vigilant, and we don’t want any havoc here and machinery has been put in place to safeguard lives and property.”