No fewer than 95 part-time students of the
Federal Polytechnic at Auchi » in Edo State, have
been remanded in prison custody.
The students were arrested on Thursday, June 2
during a riot in the school. They were said to be
among those who destroyed up to 141 vehicles,
stole 48 computers and perform other forms of
school property vandalism.
The vehicles belonged to the lecturers, who
reportedly scaled the fence to escape being
beaten up by the students.
Auchi Poly Students Protests Updates – 95 students remanded in Prison
Many of the students were not allowed into the
examination hall, following the school’s “ no
school fees, no examination policy. ”
The students allegedly became riotous after
police shot tear gas canisters to disperse their
protest over the “no school fees, no examination”
Those arrested were arraigned for alleged
conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting,robbery,
stealing and malicious damage.
According to TheNation, Police Commissioner of
Police, Chris Ezike, who visited the institution
yesterday to assess the damage, described the
incident as unfortunate and highest order of
Ezike said the school library and computer
laboratory were destroyed and vandalised.
The police chief pledged to arrest other students
who vandalised the school property.
He said those charged to court would be
remanded in prison custody till June 29, adding
that the police had to fire teargas canisters to
disperse the students when they set bonfire on
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