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The University College Hospital (UCH) management on Tuesday denied recent allegation that the Hospital premises was utilized as an armoury by Yoruba Nation Agitators, during an event that occurred in Ibadan on Saturday, 13th April, 2024.

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A statement by the Hospital’s  PRO, Funmi Adetuyibi, said it is imperative to clarify that a total of six members of the Yoruba Nation Agitators scaled the fence of the North West Campus Area of the Hospital premises from the Parliament road of the Oyo State Secretariat, when they were being pursued by security personnel.

Upon detection by UCH’s security personnel, the Chief Security Officer swiftly alerted the Yemetu Police Station.

The Yemetu Police Division promptly dispatched a detachment of personnel to arrest the situation.

“Upon the arrival of law enforcement agents, the individuals in question hastily discarded and left behind their camouflage attire, berets, and ammunition, and fled the scene”.

“Apparently, two suspects were apprehended, while four escaped arrest”.

“UCH stands firm in its commitment to healthcare provision, Research, Training, and Clinical Services. We categorically distance ourselves from any insinuation that our premises were utilized for unlawful activities”.

“UCH urges the public to exercise discretion and refrain from spreading baseless rumours that can tarnish the reputation of our esteemed institution”.

“The Management of the Hospital wishes to reassure the public that operations within the hospital are running smoothly and without any interruption. The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and visitors remain our top priority and are guaranteed”.

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