14 UNILAG students previously incarcerated has been set free from the famous kirikiri prison. The student were allegedly detained from rebelling against the university authorities.Students who were previously remanded on court order precisely on Saturday, arrived the mobile court on Thursday.The fourteen students were taking into custody by orders of the special offences mobile court for “notorious invasion” of Lagos-based television continental (TVC).
With the Management of the station denying the allegations placed on the students stated that the students were rather peaceful in their conduct and were embittered by the management decision to eject students who activist on campus and also visually impaired.
The UNILAG authorities had earlier denounced the students stating categorically that some were rusticated while others were non students of the institute. Various groups such as Education Rights Campaign and National Association of Nigerian Students have severely condemned such act as against management/student ethics.
The counsel to the student Mr. Ihibihehe Effiong, said the 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,” he said.
One of the 14 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 said.