UNILAG Students arrested during Convocation

UNILAG Students arrested during Convocation

Dotun Olawoye a graduating student of the university of Lagos was arrested alongside another graduating student Olufemi Adeyeye on Tuesday 24, January 2017, during the convocation ceremony of University of Lagos.

The commissioner of police Mr. Fatai Owoseni has confirmed to newsmen that the state police arrested these students and they have been taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), at Panti.

According to reports, Olufemi Adeyeye was arrested after entering the convocation hall to protest his suspension from the university and denied the right to graduate alongside his colleagues.


Dotun Olawoye, a journalist, who is also a brother to Segun Olawoye of Sahara Reporters, was also arrested. Segun said on Tuesday: “This is my convocation day but am live at the ‘Alpha Base’ as they call the security unit on the UNILAG campus.”

On the reason they arrested his brother, he said: “A situation is about to come up. My younger brother, Dotun, has been arrested and beaten by the UNILAG Camus for the offense, I understand, of coming into the convocation hall with camera.”

The security enforcers don’t seem to be taking it very lightly.

“The situation is now being escalated to the Police and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Owoseni Fatai has just ordered that he be brought to the State Command along with Femi Adeyeye, who also said he came into the hall to protest his rustication.

Adeyeye Olufemi
Adeyeye Olufemi

“I also understand that the CP’s interest is borne out of the presence of Omoyele Sowore (Sahara Reporters publisher) at my convocation. This is a way to graduate from UNILAG.

“I’ll update you as we progress.”

The Commissioner also said that officers have been drafted to the institution to ensure peaceful convocation ceremony.

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