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14 arrested UNILAG students regain freedom

The fourteen students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who were remanded in Kirikiri Prison have regained their freedom.

The students were arrested and remanded in prison on the orders of a Lagos Mobile Court last weekend following a protest about the rustication of a visually impaired student, Lawrence Success and another graduated student.

They were however freed today, Thursday, April 6, after students and activists massed outside the court to demand their freedom.

Upon their arrest, the students were taken to a Lagos Mobile Court at Oshodi where they were ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.

At the hearing today, the Lagos Mobile Court was massively attended by students and activists demanding the students’ release. They were however released after the police had withdrawn their case and indicated that they would no longer press charges against the students.



Idris Aina
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