It was gathered that the students were arrested on Tuesday morning, March 29, on the order of their landlord.
In the latest development, a businessman, Saviour Udoh, said that he has secured the release of the students.
“ I’ve succeeded in securing BAIL as thier SURETY for the five (5) students of the University of Uyo who were arrested earlier this morning by thier landlord. I want to specially thank the Dean students affairs, University of Uyo for his swift response, the SUG president & vice for thier support, presence and solicitations too,” Mr Udoh said.
“40% of people in Police Custody is because they lack people to stand in and solicit for thier freedom. If you’ve the opportunity to help, please help.” he added
Anonymous: And d mumu Nigeria police come still arrest Dem. Instead of them to settle d matter for d house, na money for bail Dem dey find and nothing else. If na better police Dem go know say hunger dey d county and even tell d landlord make Dem settle am and give d money to d landlord and help d student with some food stuff. I am not saying what happened is good. Why Dem go arrest every tenant because of plantain? This is to show that d landlord dey hungry too. Make our leaders do d right thing and we too do d right thing, Nigeria go better.
Anonymous: Chelu, so this wicked landlord can not be kind and periodically be dashing the students food eh, knowing how hard it is to go through school, upon all, he arrest all join, plus who chop his plantain plus the innocent ones, hian.
Seti the 1st wrote: Good to that they re released….oshi agu’ (stealing over hungry) is a lesser crime in our culture…bt guys beg the man for the platain instead of stealing it..