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Ten LASPOTECH NASU Members Arrested Over Alleged Assault Of JAMB Officials

Main Entrance, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu. Photo: Guardian
Main Entrance, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu. Photo: Guardian

Police in Lagos have arrested ten Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) members of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu over alleged attempted murder. The unionists were arrested for assaulting two officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the campus.

DSP Bala Elkana, Spokesman for Lagos Police Command, who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspects were undergoing interrogation at the Special Investigation Bureau of the Police Command.

He said the suspects were arrested for an alleged attempt to murder JAMB officials who were carrying out official assignment at the institution but he, however, did not explain how the NASU members attempted to kill the examination board’s officials.

“They are undergoing interrogation at the headquarters for attempted murder. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Olanrewaju Kuye, LASPOTECH Spokesman, who also confirmed the arrests, said the affected staff of the polytechnic were arrested over alleged molestation of two JAMB officials who were on official duty on the campus.

“The molested JAMB officials reported the matter to the police. The polytechnic management only apologized to JAMB when we heard of it because we have allowed into our offices by the striking unions since January.

“Since we are not on ground, we cannot really ascertain what happened, but would only depend on the report from the investigation of the police.
“It is now a case of the police, JAMB versus the union and not the management,” he stated.

Kuye also said that the incident was an embarrassment and loss to the polytechnic as JAMB immediately relocated its CBT centre from the institution to another venue.

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