Oluwaseun Awodola, President of the Student Union Government of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has narrated how policemen from the Ekiti State Police Command killed two undergraduate students of the university.
Awodola identified the late students as Oluwaseyi Kehinde, a 100-level studebt of Crop Science abd Horticulture, and Joseph Okonofua, a 300-level student of Biology Education, adding that two others were injured and admitted in the hospital.
The SUG President insisted that the police must be held responsible for the death of the undergraduate students.
Reports made available to schoolworld revealed that the protest was staged agaianst the blackout on the campus of the institution which later degenerated to a violent one leaving two students killed.
The school management had on Wednesday issued a statement asking all students to vacate their hostels because the campus had been shut indefinitely.
DSP Caleb Ikechikwu, Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, has claimed that the protesting students attacked the convoy of the wife of the state governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, also alleged that the students assaulted policemen and damaged a police vehicle in the process of the demonstration.
Ikechukwu denied that the police shot any of the protesting students at the scene.
According to Awodola, okonofua was allegedly shot in the stomach while Kehinde was allegedly shot in the head.
He lamented that the poor handling of the protest by the police led to the loss of two lives and also called for an investigation into the deaths, saying justice must be served.