Olufemi Olaniyi, Ibadan
Students under the auspices of the National Association of Nigerian Students organized a public protest Thursday against the alleged killing of a 400-level student at Ibadan University, Akola Gbadeba, by Oyo State Security Agency officials, also known as Operation Amotekun.
The students, led by the chairman of the Joint Committee of the NANS campus in Oyo Axis, Mayowa Opakunle, were armed with posters with various inscriptions condemning the murder of Gbadeb.
Students who protested and arrived at the Secretariat on Agoda at around 10 a.m. called on Governor Seyi Makinde to rein in the Amotecun Corps, saying the murder should be thoroughly investigated to expose the firing personnel.
The students said that the police, although they were aware of the incident, reversed the facts that gave the police the belief that the killed student was an armed robber.
The student leader told our correspondent in an interview that the governor should not allow the alleged murder to be swept under the rug. He said the students noticed that the Amotekun Corps was trying to try to turn the case against the murdered student or make people forget about the case.
He said, “The murder of Chocolate Gbadebo should not be allowed to sweep under the rug. Life is sacred and no one should be allowed to illegally take the life of a neighbor.
“The family of the late Gbadeb was sad at the time at the time. Some student union leaders went to the city of Oyo to find out how the incident happened, but the same team of the Amotekun Corps continued to harass and threaten to kill them.
“The governor should consider this case because he asked us to hold him responsible for any acts of Amotekun. He said that during the inauguration of protective equipment. It is painful to see this happening and we must do everything we can to stop them from making it commonplace. “
The executive assistant governor for security issues, Sunday Odukoya, who attended the protesting students, told them that Makinde was touring some areas of local government.
However, he said the governor would respond to their request, saying Makinde would ensure justice is served in the case.