A Unilag Student Imprisoned For Mocking Lecturer On Facebook
The news of the Unilag student who has been
arrested and detained by the police for posting a caricature picture of a lecturer
in the university seems not to be going down any soon.
Dolapo Olusesi, is a 300 Law student of the
University of Lagos who out of his acclaimed innocence and freedom of
expression posted a picture of Dr Karo Ogbinaka. After the arrest one of his
friends went on facebook to share the picture and he wrote:
“Fellow Akokites, the reality is upon us. At
about 6:40pm today the 11th of May, a fellow Akokite was arrested. His crime?
He reposted a picture on his Facebook page of the deputy Dean 2 of the Students
Affairs Division in person of Dr Karo Ogbinaka. Dr Karo made complaints to the
Alpha base that he found the picture to be a threat to his life and therefore
he should be arrested. Fellow Akokites, we are writing exams and our brother is
at the moment in police custody for reposting a picture on his Facebook page.
Our school authority are now demi gods that should be constantly revered. All
attempts to bail Dolapo Olusesi has proven futile as the policemen claim they
have been asked by the school management not to release him to serve as a
lesson to others. A call put through to the DSA has proven futile as the DSA
has asked that he be left there. Dolapo Olusesi is a 300 Law student. Dolapo
needs to read for exams. Dolapo is at the moment in a cell. We call for the
immediate release of a fellow learning colleague as this is an abysmal act on
the part of the school authority. #FreeDolapo
While it feels good to support a fellow
student whom we feel is maltreated or heavily punished I still feel it is right
to know the background behind this story. The question left unanswered in this story
that is reeling mixed complaints on the net is: What moved the student to pick
that particular lecturer from every other lecturer in the school? What must
have transpired between this student and the lecturer in the past?
What ever the story might be we would soon find out. The more story keeps flying through social media then I believe we would hear more of the story behind the situation. So keeping on sharing friends.