The Army on Saturday released the Student Union President of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Sodiq Ridwan after spending a night in their gulag for intervening in a protest by the students against soldiers.
The protest started few minutes after some Army operatives started searching students moving in different cars along Conoil Filling Station, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode.
The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Asefon Sunday, confirmed the release of Ridwan.
He said other arrested students were accused of Fraud and subsequently moved to the office of Electronic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.
“The President and other student officials who were arrested have been released. Others were alleged of fraud and have been moved to EFCC office at Ibadan.
“If truly it’s fraud, their families should face it out with the EFCC. I won’t get involved in that,” he said. -
Asefon said Ridwan was well and recuperating.
The National body of the Student Union had given the Army 48 hours to release the students with effect from Saturday.
Trouble started on Thursday when some students were arrested and detained at the Ilese Army Barracks near Ijebu-Ode but the students alleged that the Soldiers were molesting them and asked that they pay N50,000 each for their bailout which they refused.
The students took to the streets which prompted the University authorities to close down the University until further notice.