Confusion happened at the University of Lagos Junction on Wednesday as operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested two students protesting a fee hike at the institution.
The policemen who were at the scene to disperse the protesters bundled the two students, identified as Femi Adeyeye and Philip Olatinwo in their van.
A message Adeyeye sent out, sharing a video of himself and Philip was in the van was accompanied with, “They mobilised policemen from many stations”.
Another protester, Bayo, stated that the policemen at the scene fired tear gas at them and many students that had gathered, dispersed.
“Many students have fled the scene. I’m hiding somewhere. Femi and Philip are inside the Black Maria. They have not moved them to anywhere,” Bayo said.
A video that gone viral on social media showed some of the protesters carrying placards as they ran from the tear gas said to have been fired by the police.
Another video obtained by NIGERIACRIME showed that the policemen shot in the air and the students dispersed hurriedly for fear of being killed by bullets.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has not responded to calls and text messages sent by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.
In a different news, a fatal auto crash on Tuesday evening claimed the lives of six travellers along the Akure/Owo highway near the Akure Airport in Ondo State.
The accident occurred during a heavy downpour and involved a MAN diesel truck and a Toyota Sienna space bus with registration number FFN-310-PU.
It was gathered that the crash, which took place in the vicinity of the Akure Airport, also left one person injured.
According to sources, the space bus, which was said to be heading to Edo State, left the popular Benin Garage in Akure a few minutes before the accident occurred.
Commander Ezekiel SonAllah of the Ondo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the accident, stated that at the time of the collision, there were eight individuals inside the two vehicles involved.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the FRSC revealed that the accident was caused by overspeeding and an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre.
SonAllah stressed the importance of adhering to speed limits and proper overtaking procedures to prevent such tragic incidents.
Various items, including money and mobile phones, were found at the scene following the accident.
The FRSC Commander disclosed that the items have since been handed over to the police operatives stationed at Ogbese in Akure North Local Council.
“The six corpses have been deposited at the general hospital mortuary in Akure while obstruction has been cleared, and the vehicles, money, and phones have been handed over to the police,” he added.