by Azeez Adeniyi
The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Tuesday said 13 students remanded in KiriKiri Prisons are not students of the institution.
The students had been arrested and remanded in prison for protesting against the rustication of a blind student by the institution.
They were arraigned before a Mobile Court which had remanded them in prison pending the hearing of their bail application slated for April 6.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information Unit, Toyin Adebule, the institution said they were not students.
The statement read, “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.
“Let us emphasise here that the rusticated students are requested to apply for re-admission after serving their punishment. Until re-absorption, they are not considered bona fide students of the university.’’