13 Protesting UNILAG Students Sent To Kirikiri For Breaking Into TVC Office



The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arraigned 13 students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) at a Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, for an alleged unlawful invasion of Television Continental (TVC) premises.

The prosecuting counsel, Effiong Asuquo, told the could that the students committed the alleged offence on Friday when they “invaded” the premises of TVC to protest the rustication of one of their colleagues..

According to The Nation, the UNILAG students who were arrested and arraigned were : 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 also told the court that the students invaded the UNILAG main campus and disrupted academic activities.

He said the protest was aimed at stopping the on-going semester examination billed to start on Monday.

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

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

The students pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the magistrate ordered that they be remanded at the Kirikiri prison until April 6 when their bail application will be heard.


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