Tension as Police arrest 2 UNILAG students, Manhandle Sahara Reporters Publisher inside convocation hall

Tension as Police arrest 2 UNILAG students, manhandle Sahara Reporters Publisher inside convocation hall


The Police in Lagos state have arrested two students of the University of Lagos for allegedly protesting against the Vice Chancellor, Professsor Rahaman Bello with a view to disrupting the convocation week.


The Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore who led the students into the campus was also bungled out of the institution.


The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Tuesday, said the leader of the group, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, who planned the attack, was also arrested.


Adeyeye had earlier been rusticated by the school authority for posting an anti-authority comment on facebook.


However, Owoseni said that some officers had been drafted to the institution to ensure that the convocation week went without any hitch.


He warned trouble makers to keep off the school.


In a related development, three secondary school students were arrested in Ikoyi for alleged involvement in cult activities and for disrupting public peace.


Owoseni said the students were arrested with dangerous weapons such as dagger, axe, cutlasses and iron rods which they allegedly used to disrupt public peace.


He said the three students were among 10 students picked up from the school (name withheld) during a supremacy clash between two cult groups over girl friend related matter.


“We have invited the parents of the three students for discussion.


“Although they are minors, the three students will be prosecuted because they were found with dangerous weapons.


“They will face the same law adult accused of similar crime face while the remaining students and their parents will be counselled by the police,’’ Owoseni said.


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