The main gate leading to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has been sealed up by officials of the Osun State Internal Revenue Service, over the non-payment of about N1.8 billion tax.
Officials of the revenue agency, together with heavily armed security operatives stormed the university premises on Wednesday morning and sealed up the institution after getting an order of the court to do so.
According to an OAU staff, the officials came with policemen and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and shut down the main gate before going ahead to seal up other places.
He said the closure of the main gate led to a serious agitation from staff and others who had business to transact on the campus.
He said, “Officials of Osun State revenue agency sealed up 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 remain closed.”