OAU arrests, charges five students to court for protesting
The Osun State Police Command has arrested five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife for protesting against the decision of the university management to evict some students from the hostels.
The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, made this known in a statement Friday signed by the National Coordinator, Hassan Taiwo.
The ERC said the “five students were arrested on Wednesday, March 21, while protesting against attempt by OAU authorities to forcefully evict from hostels students who stayed back on campus during the break to undergo teaching practice and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).”
The group further alleged that the “five students were arraigned on trumped up three-count charges (misdemeanor, breach of peace and assault) yesterday before Magistrate F.I. Omisade of the Magistrate Court Ife who remanded them in prison after granting them bail with conditions attached.”
ERC gave the names of the five student activists as: Gbenga Oloninikan (chairman, Great Ife Students Union Action Committee), Oyedeji Samson, Jimoh Oladipupo, Adeniji John and Olajide Ademola.