On October 10, 2016, 14 students union activists were brutalized and arrested by men of the Nigeria Police in Yaba, Lagos. The Students activists congregated near Yaba College of Technology, Lagos after attending a court hearing between their rusticated comrades of the University of Lagos Student Union and management of the University of Lagos. According to news reports, the police viciously beat, brutalized, and arrested numerous student activists. Among those brutalized included: the NANS JCC Chairman Samson Moses Adewale, NANS JCC Sports director Muhammed, NANS JCC Secretary General Owolabi Oluseyi, two NANS JCC senators, and others. News sources reveal that the circumstances surrounding the attack, and the Gestapo manner it was carried out, suggests that the Nigerian police were likely acting on instructions of UNILAG authorities. It will be recalled that the Nigerian police are implicated, alongside UNILAG officials, in the rustication of some student leaders.
Date of Occurrence
The Nigeria Police and the authorities of the University of Lagos
Section 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution guarantees the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and association