A strange sculpture which was placed in front of the main entrance gate by unknown persons at the University of Ibadan (UI) scared workers, students and visitors of the University earlier today February 14th.
It was learnt that the image carved in human form had never been seen in front of the institution’s gate until today morning.
The image wouldn’t have been suspicious, except that it had tomatoes and pepper placed around it. Tomato juice was also seen circling the image making it look fetish-like.
A senior staff member of the University who reportedly spoke with Tribune Online revealed that it was not strange for members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the institution to place fetish items in strategic areas of the institution when they embark on strike so as to scare people away.
On Thursday February 13, the NASU leadership, called on its members in UI to embark on an indefinite strike action against the school authorities to press home its demands for better welfare package.
Comrade Malachy Etim, the NASU chairman in UI, while speaking to the publication, confirmed the development. He went on to revealed that it was the union that placed what he called “a harmless object in front of UI gate, which according to him, “only symbolises the unity of our union.”