The magistrate court at Ajebandele, Ile-Ife, has adjourned the case of the five students of Obafemi Awolowo university facing trials for the eighth time.
Omisade, the justice presiding over the case, said the reason for adjournment was the delay by the state’s defence counsel to provide an advisory release from the state.
“We are giving the state’s counsel another week to provide the advisory release,” he said.
Though not granted, the defence counsel of the students pleaded that the judge should strike out the case until the state is able to provide the necessary documents.
“These students are going through a psychological trauma and I am also coming from Lagos every time to attend to this case,” Olawale, the defence counsel said.
“I want to beg this court to strike out this case pending the verdict from the state. Whether positive or negative.”
TheCable Lifestyle had reported that Oloniran Gbenga, Oyedeji Samson, Jimoh Oladipupo, OlaJude Ademola and Adeniji John were arrested on March 21 by the school management for harassing the Moremi hall warden.
The case has now been adjourned to June 14.
Meanwhile, the online portal pages of the five students has been inaccessible. Restricting them from registering courses for the new session which started on May 13.
Additional reporting by Uthman Samad
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