Final Year Student Allegedly Disappears From Police Station In Lagos

The family of a final year student of Accounting at the Osun State University, Okuku campus, Yemi Olaniyan, have been thrown into confusion over his whereabouts.

He allegedly last spoke to a colleague, Oyin, on Tuesday, February 28, around 7.30pm, telling her that he was stranded and would pass the night at the Ojodu Police Station, Lagos State.

But the Lagos State Police Command said the division had no record that Yemi visited the station or was detained there.

It was learnt that the Osogbo, Osun State resident had travelled to Lagos for the first time that day to submit some documents at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria office in Yaba, for his industrial training.

His mother, Folashade Olaniyan, told The Punch on phone on Wednesday that when she could not reach him, Oyin told her the following day that she spoke to him around 7.30pm on the telephone.

She said, “He came to submit some forms for his IT at the ICAN office in Lagos. One of his colleagues in school said he called her around 7.30pm. He told her that he had submitted the documents, but it was late. He said he would be passing the night at the Ojodu Police Station.

“That was the last we heard from him. We have been calling him since then, but his line has not been reachable. Our family members went to the police station, but the police denied that he came to the station.”

One of Yemi’s relatives, who gave his name only as Adeniyi, said he believed Yemi would not have lied that he was at the station, adding that something was fishy.

He said, “He is a final year student of Accounting at the Osun State University. He left the campus for Lagos to submit some forms for his IT on February 28 at the ICAN office in Yaba. He also went with the documents of some of his colleagues for submission. After he submitted the documents, he discovered it was late."