Police arrests 20 MAPOLY students for violent protest

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Twenty students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY) are now in police custody for their alleged role in the Tuesday’s violent protests by students of the institution in Abeokuta.

The violent protests crippled commercial activities in Panseke/Ibara axis of the city as the protesting students engaged policemen deployed to disperse them to prevent the spread of the violence.

Spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who gave newsmen the number of students arrested, said they will be charged to court immediately.

Oyeyemi expressed concern over how the students were attacking innocent passersby during the violent protests.

He said the Police deployed to restore normalcy used minimum force to end the violent protests by the polytechnic students.

He said, “The so-called peaceful protest turned violent and the students were attacking innocent citizens.

“They injured one of our men who is still recuperating in a hospital.

“We used minimum force to disperse them. We arrested 20 students and they will soon be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.”

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