Lady cries out as 13-yr-old brother, his classmates are left in police custody since 2 months over fight school (photos)

A lady known on Twitter as Latifah has cried out for help as her 13-year-old brother and his classmates who were arrested since Fabruary are yet to regained their freedom.

Latifah said her brother, a student of Government Technical College, Ewet, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was arrested alongside other classmates on February 19.

Before her tweet, it was announced on February 20, 2020, that the Akwa Ibom Government has shut down Ewet Government Technical College in Uyo metropolis indefinitely over students unrest and suspected cases of cultism.

The unrest on Feb 19 reportedly led to wanton destruction of school property and severe degrees of injuries inflicted on staff members of the school

In a release signed on Feb 20 by the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Nse Essien, it was revealed that the government announced that the closure takes an immediate effect.

Essien expressed the displeasure of government on the attitude of students of Ewet Technical College, who he said have for a long while been noted for unruly behaviours. 

He said the students of the college on Wednesday afternoon Feb.19 engaged in unruly behaviours, destroying school property and causing injuries to police officers and staff of the college.

One month and three weeks after the arrest, Latifah tweeted to inform the public that students of the school who were arrested after the unrest have still not regained their freedom.

She wrote: “Hello twitter I need you all help.. My 13 year old brother has been in custody with some of his school mate since 19feb. Because there was a fight in their school and students we’re raided. Please help me RT this THREAD to authorities.”

“when the police arrive instead of stopping the fight the went ahead arresting students so other student refused n it escalated to something else the police began mass arrest n many student were picked on this way back home ma brother a boy of 13 was arrested not even inside the school many were forced out of bus.

“On 20feb they were being charged to court and were tagged cultist children of 15 16 years since then there are being detained going to court on each sittings yet the ain’t saying anything.

We ain’t allowed to see them the dont feed them well this is wickedness. The next sitting in court was on 30 th march cus of the lockdown it wasn’t possible. Those kids have suffered alot taking them away from their parents to go through such had labour

“Is not fair please I need help. The government isn’t saying anything about them anymore. Parents weep everyday.”

Following Latifah’s tweets, Twitter users who claimed to be aware of the incident also commented and gave more information on the matter.

Follow the tweets below and read to the end.

Below are photos of the students being ushered into a bus and taken to court.

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