BREAKING: Court grants Arrested Ilaro SUG President bail

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

A magistrate court sitting in Ifo area of Ogun state on Monday granted bail to the arrested Student’s Union President of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji.

The Magistrate granted Olatunji bail of N200,000 with two surety.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that Olatunji was arrested last week by the men of Ogun state Police command for alleged involvement in cult activities.

PLATFORM TIMES learnt that Olatunji was charged on
three count charge.

The magistrate however granted him bail and adjourned the case till 20 February for hearing.

PLATFORM TIMES however gathered that arraignment of Olatunji was unconnected to a proposed protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students over the continue detaining of the SUG President.

Our reporter also gathered that it took the intervention of the Special Assistant on students’ matters to the state governor, Azeez Adeyemi before NANS stopped the protest.

Speaking on his role in ensuring there is no breakdown of law and order in the state, Adeyemi said he had to meet with the two parties before they came into amicable conclusion.

He said, “the protest didn’t hold because the government of Dapo Abiodun cannot sit and watch the state being under fire on issue that we can sit and resolve amicably.

“As a special Assistant to the governor on students matters, I have to do the needful basically with the past experience I have in student’s struggle.

“We were able to convince the Nigeria students and give them reasons why we will need to return to the dialogue table and we could achieve the best of result. And I think to the best of my knowledge, we have been able to achieve the best result we could achieve.

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“We stand down the protest on intervention of the state. Myself as the agent of the state government has to wade in and out calls to both sides for us to have the continue peace we are enjoying in the state.

“I met with the students and as well met with CP. We had a robust discussion between the CP and myself and we both agree that we should suspend it till I came down to Eleweran to have a meeting with the management team.

“After the meeting, we were able to resolve that the boy should be charged to court at least that would guarantee his freedom pending the time the case would be tested in the court of law.”


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