A detachment of officers from Lagos State Police Command has dispersed students who converged on the University of Lagos axis over fee hike protest.
The operatives fired teargas to disperse the students.
A student solidarity group against fee hike was leading the protest in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
They are protesting the astronomical fee hike at UNILAG.
UNILAG management in July 2023, increased fees citing “prevailing economic realities” as a reason for the hike.
The Nation observed police had stationed their patrol vehicles with their operatives along strategic routes leading to the varsity.
With placards carrying different inscriptions, the protesters also chanted anti-government songs.
The Nation learnt four protesters including Femi Adeyeye and Philip Olatinwo — were whisked away in the police van.
The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 election Omoyele Sowore in a terse tweet said: The Management of @UnilagNigeria and the @policeng must ensure immediate release of @activistfemi and others illegally arrested during #FeesMustFall protests that commenced at the university today.
“The VC must know that these cowardly acts cannot stop the resistance against the newly introduced school fees.”