The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unconditionally released 44 students following the midnight raid of student hostels in Ile Ife, around 2:00 a.m. on November 1.

According to the OAU Student Union (SU) Pro, Omisore Elijah popularly called H20, 53 students out of 72 have been released after a preliminary investigation established that they were innocent of the indiscriminate allegation of fraud.

This was also corroborated by an OAU student, Tosin Adedipe, who joined in the solidarity protest from Ife to Ibadan, stating that 58 students out of 72 have been released after preliminary investigation established that they were innocent of the indiscriminate allegation of fraud.

However, their release was not unconnected to the pressure mounted by the Obafemi Awolowo University Union leaders and students demanding the immediate release of their colleagues.

The students embarked on the journey from Ile-Ife to Ibadan hours after the arrest and invaded the EFCC office.

Recall that the EFCC operatives invaded the Fine Touch and Superb hostels in Oduduwa Estate, Ile-Ife, in the early hours of  Wednesday. They broke into rooms and arrested the students.

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