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Detained UNILAG students finally set free. Promise to sue the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

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The students who have been in prison since Saturday were set free this morning.

They had been arrested on campus while protesting the suspension of a visually-impaired student and demanding the reinstatement of all suspended student activists. They were supported by students present at the court vicinity chanting solidarity songs before and after the court session.

Police had claimed the students were arraigned for “riotous invasion” of TVC in Lagos. But TVC management denied the allegations, saying the students were peaceful in their conduct.

The counsel to the students, Inibehe Effiong, said their release was subject to Section 211 of the Nigerian constitution.

‘The trumped up charges have been struck out and we salute the Lagos State Government for this.’

One of the detained students, Aina Tomi, disclosed that the students would institute a legal suit against the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.

“We will institute legal action against the commissioner in the next couple of days,” he assured.

SOURCE: http://olodonation.com

13 Unilag students land in KiriKiri prison 

The police yesterday arraigned 13 University of Lagos (UNILAG) students at a Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, over alleged unlawful invasion of TVC television.Prosecuting counsel, Effiong Asuquo, who is the Officer in Charge, Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Panti, said the accused persons committed the offence last Friday.

He said they invaded the premises of Television Continental (TVC) to protest the alleged rustication of one of them.

The defendants are: Femi Adeyeye, Toni Aina, Kodri Yaya, Asimi Oladime, Ismahim Olalekan, Segun Okesola, Abdulazeez Soneye, Idris Abogunloko and Muyiwa Olaniyi.

Others are Toheed Oladimeji, Joseph Akanni, Lukumon Olusegun and Abiodun Agbeniyi

.Asuquo said the students also invaded the UNILAG main campus and disrupted academic activities.

The prosecutor said the protest was a bid to stop the semester’s examination scheduled to begin tomorrow.

The police said the alleged offence contravenes sections 168 (1) (d) and 2 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015?.

The students were arraigned before Chief Magistrate P.E Nwaka, on two counts bordering on unlawful invasion and disruption of activities.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate ordered their remand at the Kirikiri prison pending their bail hearing on April 6.
Source: thenationonlineng.net