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Update: Court Rules On Remanded OAU Students

Three out of the five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife who were remanded at the Kosere prison in Ile-Ife last week, have been granted bail. It was reported that the five were arraigned at a Magistrate court in Ile-Ife by the police over alleged harassment of a hostel warden on campus when asked to vacate the hostels.

Three out of the five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife who were remanded at the Kosere prison in Ile-Ife last week, have been granted bail. It was reported that the five were arraigned at a Magistrate court in Ile-Ife by the police over alleged harassment of a hostel warden on campus when asked to vacate the hostels.

In a statement signed by the South-west Coordinator of National Association of Nigerian Students, Adekitan Lukman, confirmed the release of the students from jail on Tuesday. He added that the bail conditions of the other two were met after the judge had left. The judge had agreed that the necessary papers should be brought today for necessary action after which the two would be released.

His statement reads;

“After our call for mass action this morning, Tuesday morning, the leadership embarked on last minutes effort to have the OAU5 released. At the time of the release, the detained comrades have all been granted bail. Three out of the five have met the bail conditions and have been released.

“The bail conditions of the other two were met after the judge had left, but he agreed that the necessary papers should be brought on Wednesday for perfection. We were given all the assurances that the remaining two will be released before 10.00 a.m tomorrow.”

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The students that met the bail conditions are Olajide Ademola, a 500 level student of Electrical Electronics; Oyedeji Samson, 300 level student of Pharmacy; and Adeniji John, 300 level student of Electrical Electronics Engineering. Gbenga Oloruniran, a 400 level student of Geography and Jimoh Oladipupo, 300 level student of Biochemistry remain in prison due to lateness in meeting the bail conditions.

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