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Osun State University Students Protest Against The Arrest of Fellow Students

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Students of Osun state university on Thursday took to the streets of Oshogbo to protest the arrest of their colleagues by security operatives.

According to Tayo Mosadupe, a student of Osun State University, the early morning protest started as a result of some security operatives who invade their hostels in Oke Baale area, Oshogbo and arrested some students without disclosing their identity or the reason behind their arrest.

He, however, stated that it was around 7:00 a.m. the arrest took place and some non-students living in the area were arrested alongside 20 other students.

Mosadupe also stated that the security operatives are from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

In his words: “The security men that came did not say anything to indicate where they came from. But we know they are operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.”

“About 20 students were arrested. Some non-students, who are living around were also picked up. A staff of the university that was caught recording activities of the security was also arrested.” he concluded.

Dare Adeyemi, Acting Dean of Students Affairs, made a confirmation of 15 students of the school arrested by security operatives, and the school management is making necessary efforts to stop this protest.