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Arrested LASU Students Get Bail

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at the lecture
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at the lecture
Eight students of the Lagos State University (LASU) who were arrested on Tuesday by the Lagos State Government have been granted bail by an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court.

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The eight students, Olamide Bolarinwa, 23; Oludare Olayinka, 18; Victoria Oni, 18; Timilehin Fatukasi, 19; Babatunde Bolarinwa, 24; Taiwo Ajayi, 24; Olatimihan Taiwo, 20, and Segun Akani, 27 were granted bail in the sum of N10,000 each and a surety by Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Eniola Fabamw.

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The students are facing a one-count charge of breach of public peace, having gone berserk unleashing terror on residents. The prosecutor, ASP Samson Ekikere, told the court that the accused committed the offence at 5:45 p.m. on June 3, at Ladipo Bus Stop, Oshodi Road, Lagos.

Ekikere said they conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace by hijacking a LAGBUS bus, No P004, with registration No. SMK 719 XK, property of the Lagos State Government. He said that the students, who were protesting the hike in school fees, caused discomfort to motorists plying the route.

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The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 166 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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