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PHOTOS: Alleged Bomber, Who Disguises as Mad Man, Caught in OAU

A person, who claimed to a mad man, was on Sunday caught with explosive substances around a hostel in Obafemi Awolowo University on Sunday. The arrested person identified himself as Adedayo Rasaki Daniel.

The young dark man was caught with explosives materials including Petrol, wires, stove, and newspapers at about 12noon by students of OAU.


A resident in Ile-Ife, Tope, confirmed that he knew Daniel to be a mentally ill person on the street, saying he was popularly called “Rasaki syco master”. The students alleged that Daniel could be responsible for a fire outbreak, suspected to be an explosion, which occurred in the institution on Wednesday. They also said the composure of Daniel does not proof that he was not mentally okay. It was learnt that the alleged bomber was not a student of the institution but pretended to be one before he was caught.

It would be recalled that there was confusion over fire outbreak, suspected to be caused by explosion, at Block seven, room 107 of the hall on Wednesday.

An eyewitness, identified as Baba T said, “A guy was caught trying to break into one of the rooms in Awo Annex. Explosive materials were found in his bag. He has been bartered and interrogated at Awo cafe where he confessed that he was sent and that he was behind the Wednesday arguable explosion.”


Narrating how Daniel was caught, another eyewitness, Abbey said, “We are not much on campus, and few of us here are doing our project. So it makes it easier for us to identify a strange face. When we saw him, we were not convenient and in the spirit of OAU, we confronted him and asked him to identify himself. He could not do that and we decided to check his luggage. “It was when we checked the things on him that we discovered that explosive materials were on him. We initially thought they were cooking materials until we searched further and found liquid materials that we could not ordinarily identify. We later called our final year science students to access the substances and they confirmed that they were part of the ingredients that could cause explosion.”

The students also suspected that Daniel wanted to “explode” the hall when they would have gone to view the final football match of the just concluded World Cup.

When contacted, The Chief Security Officer of OAU, Mr. Paul Ogidi confirmed that a person was arrested and taken to the Police Station.

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