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Court remands 13 UNILAG students for unlawful invasion

The police on Saturday charged 13 students of the University of Lagos, before a Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, over unlawful invasion of TVC television.

The accused are 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.



They are standing trial before Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, on two counts bordering on unlawful invasion and disruption of activities.


They were arraigned at about 10.20am on Saturday, but had however, all pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Meanwhile, the magistrate, ordered their remand at the Kirikiri prison, pending their bail application.

The court adjourned the case till April 6, for a determination of their bail.

The police prosecuting counsel, CSP Effiong Asuquo, Officer-in-Charge, Legal of the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, Panti, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 31, 2017.

He said that the accused had engaged in a riotous invasion of TVC  station in Lagos, protesting  an alleged rustication of one of their colleagues.

According to him, the students also invaded the main campus of the University of Lagos, Akoka and disrupted normal activities in the institution.

The prosecutor said that the Institution’s semester examination is scheduled to begin on April 3 (Monday) adding that the invasion by the students, was simply a ploy to stall the commencement of exams.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of section 168 (1) (d), and section 2 of the Criminal Law, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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