No less than 20 undergraduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, were captured by men of the Ogun State Police Command for partaking in the on-going protest labeled 'BlackWeek'.
The students were arrested for purportedly vandalizing government and individual properties in Panseke, Oluwo and Iyana Oloke regions of Abeokuta. The understudies influenced campfires to near the person on foot connect at present under development in Panseke while some development gear on the extension were set on fire.
The protest which started on Monday, as organized by the students, was against the continued hostility from the Government and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, MAPOLY chapter. The students who had before blockaded the course to Oke-Mosan representative's office on Monday were kept Tuesday from progressing past Panseke. Prior to the student would accumulate for the protest, consolidated policemen of consistent and portable, had besieged the Panseke intersection to keep the undergraduate from unitng. Be that as it may, the students who were steadfast on seven days in length dissent obstructed all courses to the school from Panseke and took the protest to the passageway of the school.
Ayodeji Tella, The Acting Rector, was coerced by the students to take them to the representative's office to show their grievances. The minister rode in a Hilux van drove by the Chief Security Officer of the School, Adekunle Adekoya, while the students hung at the back of the van. Inconvenience began when the students were informed that the vehicle couldn't move again in light of mechanical disappointment. The undergraduate offered to keep pushing the vehicle to the representative's office however the driver all of a sudden zoomed off harming around four students all the while. Talking on the arreste, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the arresr was fundamental after the asserted pulverization of open and private properties.
Oyeyemi said the officers needed to utilize least power to scatter the students from additionally harm and assault on bystanders. The PPRO said the undergraduates who had harmed a police on Monday would be charged to court. In the interim, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has indicated that the students would pay for any pulverization made to open property. Amosun who talked at a NLC occasion stated, the teachers are inciting the undergraduates.
“They are instigating the students, and the students, we know how to handle ourselves. If students destroy anything they will pay for it, they will pay, we were also made to pay then. “I have been getting reports, they will pay, they have to pay for it because this is Ogun State’s money and such lecturers instigating the students will not be paid.”
These are the kind of stories you hear coming out from most Nigerian tertiary institutions.