Sixteen pupils of Ibafo Community High School, Ibafo, Ogun State, are in police custody after a fight between teachers of the school and the pupils on Thursday, October 20, 2022, which led to the destruction of the school property.
Parents and siblings of the 16 students and other parents took to the streets on Friday, October 28, 2022 over the detention, lamenting that their children were underage and unlawfully kept in the police custody. The protesting mothers also visited The PUNCH.
Speaking to one of the parents, Mrs Suliyat Kolapo, she stated that her 16-year-old daughter was arrested over the theft of a waste basket in the school after the fight. She stated, â€œWhen they came to arrest her on Saturday, they claimed that she was in possession of a waste basket and in all honesty, she never brought home anything of the sort. Itâ€™s her seventh day in custody. They took her away in handcuffs. The government should please come to our aid.â€
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