According to the students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), during the protest staged by the undergraduate students of the institution over power outage, the students claimed they didn’t attack the Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi during the protest.
According to findings made available to schoolworld, the students alongside the leadership of their Student Union Government, were on the road to show their displeasure over power outage in their campuses when the governor’s wife coincidentally arrived at the scene of the already concluded protest.
“No one was trying to attack her, the students only sought an audience with her help to help resolve the electricity issues they have been battling with on their campuses for long now. We only inquired if the government knew about the inadequate power supply we have endured for years.
“We led a protest last semester concerning this issue and we were told that changes will be made to that effect. Although, they did as they had promised but it was short-lived, as it lasted only a few days and we were back to square one,” former assistant general secretary of the union stated.
Also, a student of the institution, who narrowly escaped being hit by a stray bullet, described the events that led to the sporadic shooting as horrible.
A student who wished to remain anonymous stated that “we asked the officer to tender an apology to our leader for slapping him just because we wanted to talk to the first lady and no one signified that they were responsible. It was in the process for an apology and from an ego-defensive officer that the shooting began.”