The apex body of Urhobo decision making body, Urhobo progressive Union (UPU) on Saturday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka to disengage Deogratas Security Company, the privately owned security firm contracted to secure Site Three of the university.
The UPU, in the statement signed by Louis Emoubonvie Anidi and Kelly Umukoro, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Asaba, warned that failure to comply with its demand would result in a massive protest by Urhobo youths and resort to other legal means to press home their demand.
Recall that one of the suspected ritualists fingered in the gruesome murder of Elozino Ogege, a 300-level student of the university, is a member of staff of Deogratas security firm.
In the letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Victor Peretemode, the UPU maintained that since the murder of Elozino Ogege was carried out in Site Three with two security operatives of the security outfit fingered, it was necessary that the outfit be disengaged with immediate effect.
Part of the letter reads: “There have been cases of ritual killings, Kidnappings, especially Staff of the university and the current murder of Elozino Ogege now revealing that the privately owned security outfit member was fingered. We don’t want to know how long the act has been happening but all we want is the outfit should be disengaged by the university immediately.”
But in a swift reaction, Professor Peretemode said, “We are studying the UPU letter but we are waiting for the police final report upon which the management of the university will act. The management of DELSU Abraka is aware of the fact that a member of the security outfit was fingered, we are on top of the situation to come out with a decision that will be situable to hearing.”