A Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday, remanded 16 students of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti, in prison custody for their roles in the mayhem that rocked the institution penutimate Sunday.
The students were accused of attempting to rob a branch of Wema Bank located inside the campus, setting houses of ABUAD security staff members ablaze and burglary of a boutique belonging to the wife of the university’s founder, Mrs. Modupe Babalola.
Parents of the Remanded Students broke down in tears and wept profusely as their children were being marched into a Toyota pick-up van belonging to the state command of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) heading for the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti.
The affected students are to remain in prison custody pending an advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The mother of the only female student among the accused persons amid sobs lamented saying;
“I have been fasting and praying, why is my child implicated in this case? I have struggled to give him the best education, I didn’t know this is where it would take him. My child is innocent oh!”