UNILAG students protest, police fire tear gas, nab two

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Two demonstrators were apprehended on Wednesday at the University of Lagos Junction while protesting a fee hike at the institution.

The University of Lagos students, Femi Adeyeye and Philip Olatinwo, were arrested by police officers and taken to a police van parked in the area.

“They mobilised policemen from many stations,” Adeyeye said in a distress message sent to our correspondent, sharing another video of himself and Philip in the van.”

Another protester, Bayo, told newsmen that the police fired tear gas at the protesters, causing many of them to disperse.

“Many students have fled the scene. I’m hiding somewhere. Femi and Philip are inside the Black Maria. They have not moved them to anywhere,” Bayo said.

According to report, Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer for Lagos State, has not responded to calls or text messages.

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