Seventeen students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State have been remanded in police custody by a Chief Magistrate Court.
The students were said to be the arrow heads of the crisis that rocked the institution on Sunday. They were arraigned before chief Magistrate Ropo Adegboye on a six count charge on Tuesday
The charges included rioting, possession of firearms and malicious damage.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Leranmo Caleb, these contravened Sections 516, 451 and 109 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16 and Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Caleb said the accused students conspired to commit rioting, possession of fire arms, possession of military camouflage uniform and damage of several property of the school.
Adegboye ordered they should be remanded police custody pending the hearing of their bail application.