The University of Lagos, on Tuesday, said the thirteen students remanded in prison “for unlawful invasion and disruption of activities” at TVC station in Lagos, are not students of the school.
The students were protesting the recent rustication of a visually impaired student, Lawrence Success, as well as those earlier suspended for the roles they played in a protest that led to the closure of the institution last year for three weeks.
However, a statement issued by the Deputy Registrar (Information), Mr Toyin Adebule, said the protesters were mostly “rusticated students”. It said students who have been rusticated by the university are not considered “bona fide students” since they would normally be required to apply for “re-admission” at the expiration of their suspension.
“The Information Unit, University of Lagos, hereby states that the 13 students remanded by the court as reported by different newspaper tabloids and electronic publications to be UNILAG students are not students of the Institution. These “students” comprise of rusticated students and some students from an institution in Ogun State.