The hearing in the criminal case against 31 students of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), was yesterday adjourned till Friday by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye had adjourned the matter following a request by the police prosecutor, Caleb Leramo, who sought advice.
Moving the application after the court resumed from the short stand down while waiting for the legal advice, Leramo said, “There is no legal advice yet. I will therefore request for a short adjournment, hoping the advice would have arrived by then.”
The Defence lawyer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Abegunde, had earlier also requested for a short stand down of the matter, saying “The court can’t work at their pace, whatever they want to do, they better hurry up.”
The prosecutor told the court that there were peace moves between the parents and the authority of ABUAD.
Meanwhile,the Parents Teachers Consultative Forum (PTCF) of the university has commended the founder, Afe Babalola, for jettisoning financial sanctions on the students who embarked on violent protests recently.