Officials of the Osun State Internal Revenue Service backed by the state government and Court order on Wednesday stormed the Obafemi Awolowo University, ( OAU ) Ile-Ife and sealed up the main gate and the administrative block over the non-payment of about N1.8 billion tax.
Sources gathered that the officials of the revenue agency together with heavily armed security operatives stormed the university and sealed up the institution after getting an order of the court to do so.
One of the OAU officials told our correspondents on the telephone that the officials came with policemen and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and shut down the main gate before going ahead to seal up other places.
He said the closure of the main gate led to a serious agitation from staff and others who had business to transact on the campus.
He said, “Officials of Osun State revenue agency sealed up our main gate, the secretariat and other places this morning. They came together with armed policemen and NSCDC officials.
“They closed the main gate but some of the staff, commercial bus drivers and business operators especially food vendors and others became agitated and this led to a serious crisis. The gate was eventually opened but other places remain closed.”