Arrested UNIOSUN Students Released by EFCC

Twenty-one undergraduate students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), who were arrested by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week Thursday, have been released.

According to findings by schoolworld, the arrest which was carried out in their various hostels in the Oke Baale area of Oshogbo by a team from the Ibadan zonal office led to a protest by fellow students of the institution, demanding their release.

Report which was also made available to schoolworld reveals that the students were released after they were profiled by the anti-graft agency in Ibadan.

Osun State University (UNIOSUN). Photo: Premium Times
Osun State University (UNIOSUN). Photo: Premium Times

One of the secutiy sources made it known that the social media accounts of the students as well as their phones and other gadgets were checked and were found not to be involved in Internet fraud.

It was also discovered that an employees of UNIOSUN, whose identity was not made public, who was arrested for filming how the students were being arrested, had also been released.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Janet Olaitan, while speaking with pressmen on Sunday, confirmed the release of the arrested students and staff of the university.

Some students of the institution berated the anti-graft agency for the way their colleagues were apprehended, adding that they were arrested without tangible evidence linking them to the crime.

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