Nigerians demand justice for slain students of FUOYE, Ekiti
Several Nigerians, in reaction to the killing of two Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) students, have demanded the prosecution of the police officers who shot the students.
It was earlier reported how two students of the institution, Oluwaseyi Kehinde and Joseph Okonofua, were killed by police bullets.
Several other students were also reportedly injured while students were protesting poor electricity supply in Oye and Ikole Ekiti on Tuesday.
The convoy of Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor, was also allegedly attacked during the protest.
Eyewitnesses at the scene told our correspondent that the actions of the police officers attached to Mrs Fayemi’s convoy turned the protest violent.
Videos obtained showed the officers shooting at the unarmed students.
Meanwhile, police denied the killing.
The spokesperson, Caleb Ikechuckwu, said it was the students who attacked the convoy of the governor’s wife. He also claimed the police fired no shots.
On Thursday, the police said two students had been arrested for assaulting police officers.
The university management, after shutting down the school indefinitely and suspending the students’ union, has set up a panel to investigate the protest and the circumstances of the death of the students.
The Vice-Chancellor, Kayode Soremekun, who set up the 12-member panel, also asked it to look into the manner of attack on the convoy of Mrs Fayemi.