Officials of the Osun State Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday sealed the main gate and administrative block of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ifeover a tax debt of N1.8 billion.
It is understood that the revenue officials, accompanied by armed security operatives, stormed the university and sealed the institution, following a court order to that effect.
“Officials of Osun State revenue agency sealed 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 remained closed,” a school source confirmed.
The university is currently enmeshed in a sex-for mark scandal, and with corruption prevalent in Nigerian institutions of higher learning, the school officials will now explain what happened to the N1.8billion that was not remitted to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law.