The management of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has reacted to the recent arrest of some members of its staff saying it is not in anyway connected to their arrest and subsequent trial.
Recall that news of the arrest went rife on news platforms and across social networking sites few hours ago.
Reacting to the development, Olanrewaju Kuye, Deputy Registrar and Public Relations officer of the school in a statement obtained by InsideMainland said; “To the best of the knowledge of LASPOTECH management, the affected staff members that are currently facing trial were invited by the Nigeria Police for interrogation and charged to court in line with the dictates of the law.
“The suspects were alleged to be involved in assaulting with petrol, two officials of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and physically attacked and injured the Polytechnic’s Director of ICT on Friday, 29th March, 2019 during the preparation for the JAMB CBT mock examination exercise in the Polytechnic
“The general public could also recall that, the Registrar of JAMB- Prof. Ishaq Oloyede while reporting the readiness of his Board for the 2019 JAMB examination to the Honourable Minister of Education- Mallam Adamu Adamu on Monday, 1st April, 2019 lamented the attempt to set some of his officials ablaze at LASPOTECH centre and vowed to ensure justice is done.”
He continued saying; “It would also be recalled that, the affected officials reported the assault at the Shagamu road police station, and the Nigeria police had since taken over the case.
The story making rounds to smear the image of the Polytechnic’s Management is a calculated attempt to distract the general public from the heinous act.”
The spokesperson of the institution concluded that; “The ongoing trial is strictly between the Nigeria Police and the suspects. It has nothing to do with the ongoing trade dispute that is already being attended to by the Lagos State Government.”