National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) President, Comrade Asefon Sunday Dayo has gave latest development on arrested students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED).
In the press release captured by our correspondent, Comr. Asefon said he was in TASUED before the expiration of 24 hours ultimatum he gave to Nigerian Army to released all detained students.
He note that the student union President and other four comrades arrested were released at the hearing of NANS President press release, and other students were transferred to EFCC office in Ibadan for internet scam related offence.
Comr. Asefon further that his administration does not support internet fraud but he will follow up the case and make sure no student suffer injustice.
Read the full press release:
RE: ARREST AND INTIMIDATION OF TASUED STUDENTS
Recall I condemned in the strongest possible terms the unjust arrest, harassment and intimidations of some TASUED students, including the SUG President and some Union Executives by troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the Ilese Barrack in Ogun State.
Also, recall that I earlier on Friday announced a 24hrs ultimatum for the unconditional release of the affected students. I travelled with my team 16hrs before the expiration of the ultimatum to give prompt actions to my words. The SUG President and Four other SUG Executives arrested were released before the expiration of our ultimatum. The rest of the students arrested have been transferred to EFCC custody in Ibadan for alleged internet frauds.
While I do not support internet frauds, I am of the firm believe that the Nigerian Army have no business arresting internet fraudsters. Transferring them to the EFCC is an afterthought because of the dimensions the case has taken. The Nigerian Army should be too busy fighting insecurity across the country than pursuing petty criminals and causing unrest in our campuses by creating avoidable and unnecessary drama through excessive show of force.
I have directly an internal individualized enquiry into the allegations and evidences against the students transferred to the EFCC custody and NANS under my watch will ensure their prompt release if our internal investigation suggests lack of evidence against them and if evidences against them are questionable or obtained illegally.
We must protect our students from unnecessary and avoidable aggressions. The sensitivity of Campus Security shall also be discussed during our forthcoming Students Security Summit slated to hold on 4th November, 2021 in Abuja.
Comrade Sunday Adedayo Asefon
The Revolutionary NANS President