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Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by afroniger: 5:56am On Jun 12
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/06/parents-of-madonna-varsity-students-detained-over-facebook-posts-cry-out/

‘My son had one month to finish NYSC programme when they arrested him’

..as NANS issues school mgt 7-day ultimatum



By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka—Parents of six students of Madonna University, Okija, detained since February over an opinion they posted on Facebook, in which they complained about alleged inhuman treatment in the university, have called for their release.

They made the plea, yesterday, as hundreds of members of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, blocked the gate of the Federal High Court, Awka, to protest the arraignment of the six students and a lecturer at the instance of authorities of the institution.

One of the Facebook posts read: “Good lecturers are scarce. Madonna University administration should be nice to our lecturers, or a good number of them will resign.”

The detained students were brought to court yesterday, although the court did not sit and were taken back to the Awka Prisons. They were charged for offences bordering on cyber crimes. Speaking with journalists yesterday, one of the parents of the detained students, Mr. Christopher Onyejekwe, said he had gone 11 times to the Founder of the university, Rev Fr. Emmanuel Edeh, to beg him to free his son, but to no avail.

In an emotion-laden voice, Onyejekwe said: “Fr. Ede arrested my son since February 19 till date and he has insisted that he will not release him, saying he will not release them until they die in prison.

“On one occasion, he told me to go and pray, which I did. After a while, I went to him with three prominent persons, knelt before him begging, but he still refused.

“That was how I stopped going to beg him. They detained these students in Police custody for more than a month before they were taken to Awka Prisons.

“I am begging Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, to please come to my rescue.” Another parent, Mrs Charity Nnamani, whose son, Chijioke Nnamani, was also accused, said her son was picked on February 4.

Her words: “My son had a month to pass out from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Asaba when the Police went to pick him on allegation that he is an armed robber, kidnapper and cultist.

“That was what was written in the petition they took to Delta, which made authorities of the NYSC to release him to the Police who brought him to Onitsha and then to Okija.”

Also speaking at the court premises, Vice President NANS, National Affairs, Mr. Chidi Ilozobe, who led the protest, gave authorities of Madonna University one week to withdraw the case, after which they would mobilise students nationwide to shut down the institution.

Ilozobe said: “We came to register our dissatisfaction on how the management of Madonna University is treating our members.

“Sometime in February, we got information that the Police, following a petition written by management of Madonna University, arrested some students of the institution.

“In the petition, they alleged that these students were criminals, cultists and fraudsters. But we know that our members are not kidnappers, fraudsters or cultists.

“However, we decided to investigate the matter, especially when it was understood that the petition was aimed at getting the accused persons out of the NYSC camp.

“We are not in a tyrannical or dictatorship rule and we are not practicing totalitarian system, where the masses have no voice.

“Students are intellectuals and are allowed to voice out whenever they feel that things are not going well, most especially on our campuses.

“We are issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the management of Madonna University, that if this case is not withdrawn within seven days from the Federal High Court, we are assuring them that we will mobilise students from all over the country.”

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Sakamaje: 6:02am On Jun 12
Mr. Christopher Onyejekwe, said he had gone 11 times to the Founder of the university, Rev Fr. Emmanuel Edeh, to beg him to free his son, but to no avail.

What manner of school arrests and detains its students since February over Facebook posts?? This is ridiculous. Human rights lawyers and activists should take up the case and make an example of that school. Rubbish. angry

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Osnami: 6:03am On Jun 12
Madonna again?
Wonder why parents still send their wards to that yeye school

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by chan9ja: 6:03am On Jun 12
I was "privileged" to attend Madonna university during it's early years... I immediately figured out that, I would never be able to study in that glorified secondary school... Even then, they had a guard room, and student snitches who we call 'vamps' that year lol, who would literally snitch u out over nothing... Then came d day, I locked eyes with father edeh and I knew, never in my life would I be a part of that man's institution of wickedness and utmost disregard to people's feelings

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by WalkerMichael(m): 6:05am On Jun 12
Glorified secondary school.. BULLSH*T angry angry

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by DigitalGenius: 6:05am On Jun 12
Na wa o

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by weyreypey: 6:06am On Jun 12
Osnami:
Madonna again?
Wonder why parents still send their wards to that yeye school

me too

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by BruncleZuma: 6:06am On Jun 12
grin grin grin grin

Dirty power wen dey bust brain ....

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by banio: 6:06am On Jun 12
End time school

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by tolakush92(m): 6:06am On Jun 12

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by mokaflex(m): 6:06am On Jun 12
Story too long, no time to read!!

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Sisqoman(m): 6:07am On Jun 12
A good lecturer are scarce indeed, most of them seek for pussay from students for good marks

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by adebayo201: 6:07am On Jun 12
I don't get it. How can you take a suspect to prison when he/she has not been convicted



This country ehn.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Mizwisdom(f): 6:07am On Jun 12
Father Edeh again?

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by specter(m): 6:07am On Jun 12
afroniger:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/06/parents-of-madonna-varsity-students-detained-over-facebook-posts-cry-out/




Nonsense and ingredients. Get a good lawyer to do the needful. Save there are cogent and compelling material evidence.

Even at that, those guys can still walk and institute an action against the school.

Anyway, what was the Facebook post about?

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Charmerbeautylooks(f): 6:08am On Jun 12
How can a Rev father be so wicked. Let me come and be going b4 they say I don insult the anointed one�‍♀️�‍♀️

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by BE811APP: 6:09am On Jun 12
Sad situation!!!

Living in a country where you cannot air your opinion/right..

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Kemmy4god(f): 6:10am On Jun 12
This school is really surprising o. Parents should stop sending their children to Madonna. Their discipline is just too much.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by chiedu7: 6:10am On Jun 12
Which connection did they use to keep the students locked up.

Figure that out, then ur half way through

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by tosinornottosin: 6:11am On Jun 12
Cant the remaining students resign

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Lankymafiaso: 6:12am On Jun 12
Well Said

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by porshnuel(m): 6:12am On Jun 12
Hardened dictators around the world met there waterloo ...talk more ordinary father edeh
His only saving grace is that nigeria is a lawless country blinded by religion nd politics.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by marinepatrol: 6:13am On Jun 12
Rev fr your father there catholic to catholic.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by seunfly: 6:13am On Jun 12
Sakamaje:


What manner of school arrests and detains its students since February over Facebook posts?? This is ridiculous. Human rights lawyers and activists should take up the case and make an example of that school. Rubbish. angry

Government schools don't do that, the worst they do is rusticate you if you are still students in their school or they issue a disclaimer if u have graduated from the school.

This simply shows the school is running a bad scheme the school management board does not want people to know, otherwise why silent critics. I guess if so called reverend father Ede was Governor Ajumobi who was forced to say constituted authority, he would have arrested all the student on the ground of security threat to Oyo state.

I want NUC to look deep into that school, something is not right and if NUC should take actions, no body should fall for usual propaganda of claiming victim from one region.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by OKYEBOS: 6:13am On Jun 12
Madonna University of all animal cages.

Anything Nyamiri handle must spoil. University that Igninedion has been running since forever, e full Ogun state, Atiku sef get one. Just for a flatheaded miscreant to administer a single school na problem. E must run am like TA Orji.

Rev Fr. Ede ko, Rev Sis. Ponmo ni. Upcountry baboons.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Aystarz: 6:15am On Jun 12
adebayo201:
I don't get it. How can you take a suspect to prison when he/she has not been convicted



This country ehn.


I swear, bro, that lil piece sent hot shivers down my spine.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Ddaji(m): 6:15am On Jun 12
Imagine this school to be in North how IPOB will pollute our cyber space with comments of backwardness and other insult.Just because of ordinary harmless post facebook ignoring students are in prison since February and all activists in igbo land are silent.I give up on this tribe,alot of cover-up atrocities are happening in igbo land.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by nairalee: 6:20am On Jun 12
Maybe they ended the post wit "I dey house come arrest me"

But on a serious note the plea of the parents is misdirected. They are already arrested. They should seek speedy court process. If the kids are innocent as they claim, the court will decide

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by materialproject: 6:20am On Jun 12
Hmm. Naija

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by Nobody: 6:21am On Jun 12
WalkerMichael:
Glorified secondary school.. BULLSH*T angry angry

Imagine a supposed mission universities treating students like poo. I wonder what they are looking for in most o these glorified primary schools called private universities.

If not that the government schools have been bastardized, parents shouldn't even contemplate private schools.

Some of them don't allow students use phone but I worked there and I know thousands of them use phones in their hostel. Students (male & female) can't walk together, they have broken 'no pairing' rule. Whereas some of these law makers bleep the female students in their offices.

Students can't leave the school without exeat... complete nonsense. Man inhumanity to man. Students passed through school without the school passing through them. They can't eat what they like because they must subscribe to whatever the school glorified Tantalizers offer them. Ladies can't even do indomie. Nonsense.

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Re: Parents Of Madonna Varsity Students Detained Over Facebook Posts Cry Out by izzy4shizzy(m): 6:23am On Jun 12
Private universities are a menace in our society,

But Nigeria sef, How can you detain somebody for over 2 months without charging him or proving anything, like no evidence kpata kpata.

Well, I blame the parents that still send their children there.

I'll rather home school my children than send them to a private uni

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