The students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who were detained in Kirikiri Prison on the order of Special Offences Mobile Court, in Oshodi for protesting against the school management, have been set free.
?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.