Police drag eight LASU students to court over school fees protest


The Police yesterday arraigned eight students of the Lagos State University, LASU, before an Ikeja chief Magistrate Court for alleged breach of public peace.

The students who were arrested on Tuesday by the Police were arraigned before Magistrate Eniola Fabanwo for protesting the recent fee hike of the institution.

After the court registrar read the charges to them, they all pleaded not guilty to the one count offence.

The students claimed that they were manhandled by the Police, who apart from beating them also forced them to evacuate waste from a septic tank.

They were accused of allegedly hijacking a vehicle, LAGBUS No P004 with number plate SMK 719 XK, property of Lagos State Government.

The five male and three female students arraigned are Bolarinwa Olamide (male, 23 ), Oludare Samuel Olayinka (male, 18), Oni Victoria (female, 18), Fatukasi Timilehin (male, 19) and Babatunde Bolarinwa (male, 24).

Others are Ajayi Taiwo (female, 24 ), Olatimihan Taiwo (female, 20) old and Akani Segun (male, 27).

The trial magistrate has since granted them bail in the sum of N10,000 each with one surety each. They are expected to be their relative.

According to the Police, the students allegedly committed an offence which contravenes Section 166 (D) of the Criminal Laws No 11 Vol. 44 Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

LASU students took to the streets in Lagos, Tuesday, causing traffic gridlock along the Lagos‑Abeokuta expressway, protesting hike in their school fees.


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