Six students and a lecturer of Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State have been freed on bail.
The students were detained since January for an opinion they posted on Facebook considered inimical to the university by the management.
In a resumed hearing on after three adjournments as a result of the judge’s absence, Justice Babatunde Quadri ordered for their immediate release on new conditions of bail.
The defendants had applied for the variation of the earlier conditions of the bail granted them in February by the same court, which they described as stringent.
The judge said the order had become necessary in view of the annual long vacation to be embarked upon by judges as from next month.
The court ordered that the defendants should be released immediately and perfect their bail conditions within two months.
Recalled that the students were arrested and detained in January for posting on Facebook an opinion considered to be injurious to the university by the management.
They were granted bail by the court in February, but were unable to fully perfect the bail conditions.
Speaking, the Defense counsel applauded the judgement saying that justice has been served.
The prosecuting counsel did not object to the application made by the defense counsel for the bail.