Police arrest 20 MAPOLY students over protest


Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

No fewer that 20 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, were arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for taking part in the on-going protest tagged ‘BlackWeek’.

The students were arrested for allegedly vandalising government and personal properties in Panseke, Oluwo and Iyana Oloke areas of Abeokuta.

The students made bonfires close to the pedestrian bridge currently under construction in Panseke while some construction equipment on the bridge were set ablaze.

The protest which started on Monday, according to the students, was against continued hostility between the government and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, MAPOLY chapter.

The students who had earlier barricaded the route to Oke-Mosan governor’s office on Monday were prevented Tuesday from advancing beyond Panseke.

Before the students would gather for the…

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