The arrested students
Policemen have been accused of beating and molesting students of Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba township in Ondo State following a protest that forced the management of the school to shutdown the university.
Trouble started after the school management tried to enforce ‘no payment of tuition, no test/no examination’ policy.
It was alleged that the policemen acting on the order of the University management, led by Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun attacked some students who were found hanging around the school and were forced to lay on the ground before they were arrested.
Some students were allegedly injured by the police in the course of arrest as others reportedly escaped being arrested by hiding in the roof.
The massive protest erupted on Wednesday as the students resisted the school authorities’ decision to enforce the policy from last Tuesday when 100 level and 200 level students commenced their test.
The university had in a circular issued in March 2019 stated that students who were yet to pay their tuition would pay additional N10,000 for late registration, and whoever does not register would not be allowed to write first semester 2018/2019 test and examination.
Sequel to the protest, the management of the institution had directed all students to proceed on mid-semester break.
The university in a statement signed by its Registrar, Dr. Sunday Ayeerun, directed all students to vacate the school immediately.
The statement said the students are to return to campus on May 20, 2019.