Three out of the five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, LLE-IFE, who were; remanded at kosere prison in LLe Ife last week, have been; granted bail.
The five were; arraigned at a magistrate court last Thursday in lle-ife by the police over alleged harassment of a hostel warden on campus.
The students that met the bail conditions are Olajide Ayedeji Samson, 300 leve student of pharmacy and Adenji John,300 level student of electrical electronic engineering. Gbenga Oloruniran, a 400 level student of Geography and Jimoh Oladipupo, 300 level student of Biochemistry remain in person due to lateness in prison due to lateness in meeting the bail conditions.
A statement signed by the south-west coordinator of National Association of Nigerian Students, Adekitan Lukeman,and made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday confirmed the release of the students from jail.
He also said bail conditions of the other two were; met after the judge had left. The judge had agreed that the necessary action before the duo would be; released on Wednesday.
After our call for the mass action this morning, the leadership embarked on the last minutes effort to have the OAU 5 released. As at the time of this release, the detained comrades have all been; comrades have all been; granted bail. Three out of the five have met bail conditions and have been; released.
The bail conditions of the other two were; met after the judge had left, but he agreed that the necessary papers should be; brought tomorrow for perfection, we were; given all the assurances that the remaining two will be released before 10.00am tomorrow.
We thank every individuals and organisations who participated one way or the other in seeing to the release of our comrades.
Finally,the leadership of NANS zone wish to restate our commitment in seeing to the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of our members wherever and whenever. All other school authorities are; hereby also warned to desist form unjust victimization of students leaders as we shall henceforth vehemently resist such actions. Students are; also advised to always go about their duties peacefully and be; law abiding.
The magistrate court had granted bail to the five students in the sum of N500,000 with the surely each in the same mount.
The court had ruled that one of the sureties must be; civil servant not below grade level 11 which appeared stringent for the undergraduates.
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