Thursday, 14 June 2018

OAU Students Jubilate As Magistrate Dismisses Court Case

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The magistrate court at Ajebamidele, Ile-Ife, has  today dismissed the case of the five students of Obafemi Awolowo university facing trials for allegedly harrasing the Moremi hall warden.

The Case which has been adjourned for six times from  April 3, April 29, May 12, May 24, June 4 till today June 14,2018.

Barr. Olawale , the defence counsel of the students pleaded  that the judge should strike out the case so far the prosecuting counsel didn't bring legal adviser to provide the necessary documents after it has been adjourned due to same reason.

“These students are going through a psychological trauma and I am also coming from Lagos every time to attend to this case, I want to beg this court to strike out this case ", He further added.

Justice Omisade F. I. ,the justice presiding over the case,
after hearing the plead dismissed the case because the state’s defence counsel didn't provide an advisory release from the state.

Speaking with one of the students present at the court who pleaded anonymity , he said this is a victory at last for the students as delay tactics has been implemented to frustrate the students.

"" This is nothing but oppression. No credits to the university management." he added.

However, reacting to the development, the university management through the Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, stated that the university is not concerned about the case.

In his words, he said "The University management didn't charge them to court, the Nigerian Police Force did".

It will be recalled that five students namely Gbenga Oloruniran, a 400 level students of Geography; Olajide Ademola, a 500 level student of Electrical Electronics; Oyedeji Samson, 300 level student of Pharmacy; Jimoh Oladipupo, 300 level student of Biochemistry; and Adeniji John, 300 level student of Electrical Electronics Engineering were arrested on March 21 for allegedly harassing Moremi hall warden during the eviction of residents of students over renovation.

They were further  charged to court by the Nigeria Police for  opposing the eviction of students from Moremi hostel by the university management

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