The Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has been suspended. Its suspension followed the violence that marred its election penultimate Monday.

The campus was thrown into disarray few minutes before the results of the six-hour election were to be announced. It was gathered that a fight broke out among students while the election outcome was being awaited.

The fight, CAMPUSLIFE gathered, led to shooting by a group of gunmen suspected to be secret cult members.

The electoral committee members scampered for safety; students ran helter-skelter. In the commotion, a student whose name could not be confirmed was hit by stray bullet on the shoulder. Another, a women, fainted as guns boomed.

The timing of the election seemed unsuitable, given that it came two days before the second semester examination.

The election started peacefully at 9am in all faculties, with accreditation of students. By 3pm, voting ended and collation of ballots followed.

But, a few minutes before the announcement of results, there was pandemonium, following a brawl among students.

The election was keenly contested. The post of president had four contestants – Olawale Shebiolegebe (Office Technology Management) and Oladele Lawal (Accountancy), Akeem Adeniyi (Hospitality Catering Management), and Emmanuel Awoleye (Electrical Engineering).

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