NANS gives 24 hours
ultimatum for fhe Release
of 13 students in kirikiri
The National Association of Nigerian
Students has handed down a 24 hours
ultimatum within which it said a Special
Offences Mobile Court in Lagos should
release 13 students of the University of
Lagos , currently being detained at the Kirikiri
Maximum Prisons .
The organisation threatened to relocate its
headquarters to the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons
in solidarity with its members, should their
The mobile court had on Saturday remanded
13 UNILAG students in Kirikiri Prisons ,
pending their bail application .
They accused persons , standing trial before
Chief Magistrate P. E Nwaka , were alleged
to have engaged in an unlawful invasion of an
Television Continental complex in Lagos .
They were arraigned on a two – count charge
of unlawful invasion and disruption of
activities and have all pleaded ‘ not guilty ’ to
the charge .
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 .
The magistrate, who ordered that the
accused be remanded in prison, adjourned
the case till April 6 for a determination of
But the President of NANS , Chinonso Obasi ,
on Monday in Abuja , condemned the action
of the court which remanded the students in
Kirikiri prisons .
He said , “ After a painstaking review of the
circumstances surrounding the draconian
ruling , we have resolved to demand and
hereby demand the unconditional release of
these students within 24 hours.