UNILAG Students Arrested For Taking Protest To TVC Sent To Kirikiri Prison

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unilag students sent to kirikiri for protest

April 2nd, 2017 – Injustice: UNILAG Students Arrested For Taking Protest To TVC Remanded In Kirikiri Prison

Lagos Police command on Saturday 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.

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5 thoughts on “UNILAG Students Arrested For Taking Protest To TVC Sent To Kirikiri Prison

  1. Can someone tell me what is being done in Television continental? A peaceful protest, leads to kirikiri. Naawao.

  2. DID THEY DESTROY ANY PROPERTY WHEN PROTESTING? PLEASE THEY SHOULD RELEASE THE STUDENTS OR WHEN HAS IT BECOME A CRIME FOR STUDENTS TO PROTEST FOR THEIR RIGHTS. THE LECTURERS, PROF, OUR POLITICAL LEADERS EVEN THE JUDGE DID MORE THAN WHAT THESE STUDENTS HAD DONE AND THEY WERE NOT PUNISHED FOR IT.

  3. So how can 13 students have the ability to disrupt exams in an institution with over 10,000 students? (my own estimation, I am sure the student population is far greater). Also, a warning and probation would have been sufficient. Why turn peaceful protesting students into criminals by sending them to the most dreaded, vicious jail facility in the country? Is this what the future holds for being a Nigerian student? Don’t the judges have children? As an old student that graduated from UNILAG in 1986, I am so ashamed of what Nigeria has become, not to mention the useless pieces of paper called degree certificates that is hardly recognized anywhere in the world, they get after four years of struggling to survive on campus. My nephew, an Architecture student, has had no accommodation since September, sleeping at the Faculty and going to his other Aunty’s home in Lagos to shower and eat a decent meal on weekends. The students are so frustrated and they have a right to peaceful protest, without their right to freedom being violated. Send your country’s looters to Kirikiri. Shame on the Judiciary, Government, College Administrators and Police.

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