OAU Students – Five students of Obafemi Awolowo. University has been charged to court today after opposing the eviction of students from the hostel, as reported by OAU Kilonsele outfit yesterday.
Gbenga Oloniran alongside Four students; Oyedeji Samson, Olajide Adedamola, Jimoh Oladipupo and Adeniji John, were present at the Ife Magistrate court this morning.
Meanwhile, students and journalists were denied access to the courtroom by the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. The team led by ASKME MOSES was instructed by the Area Commander (AC) of the force.
“The AC said; no student or journalist should enter the courtroom.” Officer Moses said.
It was learnt from Opeyemi Oprah, the acting. Students’ Union security Officer present, that the arraigned students were granted bail. The bail terms for each of the students include; 500,000 Naira fine and provision of two sureties, who are civil servants, level 11 and taxpayers.
Speaking with our correspondent, one of the defence counsels of the arraigned students, Barrister Philip, the bail application is the only step they can push before further court proceedings.
Afterwards, students protested outside the court premises against the bail terms by raising placards and chanting songs.
Samuel Dunnex, a student and a member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), stated that the bail conditions are too much and anti-students. “How do they expect the students to get 500,000 ”
It should be recollected that we reported detainment of the students for alleged assault and harassment of Moremi hall officers during the eviction process.