A student in Auchi Poly was recently kidnapped during the period of the SUG elections.
A student has been reported kidnapped in Federal Polytechnic (popularly known as Auchi Poly), Auchi. The student was abducted during the period Students’ Union Government SUG elections.
The kidnap victim, identified as David Utibe and as a student of Department of Computer Science has also been released. He was reportedly one of the presidential candidates in the election. He was released after some days. David was seen with bandage on his arm and walking with the aid of crutches.
Despite the development, the Auchi Polytechnic Electoral Commission (APECO) did not postpone the election. This cleared the way for David’s rival Joseph Iroghama, an HND 1 Accountancy student, to intensify his campaign.
When the result was eventually announced, David pulled 3,687 votes and his rival got 4,639 votes.
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The authorities of Auchi Poly has promised to investigate the issue. Many students have accused David’s rival, Joseph, as the person that orchestrated the kidnap. The students also decried the high rate of cultism in the school.
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The police has also taken up the issue. The police commander of the area lamented the high rate of indiscipline among the students of Auchi Poly. He advised the students to shun cultism and concentrate on their studies.