The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students accused members of the Oyo State Safety Company, Amotekun, based mostly within the metropolis of Oyo, of killing a degree 400 scholar at Ibadan College, Akolade Gbadebo.
The president of the Joint Committee of the NANS Campus in Oyo State, Mayowa Opakunle, made the accusation in opposition to the safety crew in an interview with our correspondent in Ibadan on Wednesday.
Opakunle stated Gbadebo was shot lifeless final Thursday by one of many Amotekun, who was invited to the realm to clear a barricaded street by some college students.
He stated the coed was shot lifeless by safety officers a couple of minutes after arriving on the scene.
The NANS president stated he and different scholar union leaders went to the Iyaganku Prison Investigation Division in Ibadan on Monday concerning the homicide.
The NANS president stated he met with the Assistant Police Commissioner in command of the IADC in Iyaganku and informed him that the case was reported as theft and cultism.
Akeju stated: “A Stage 400 scholar at Ibadan College affiliated with the Oyo Federal Faculty of Schooling (particular); Akolade Gbadebo was shot lifeless by a member of the Amotekun company final Thursday.
“I used to be informed that Amotekun’s physique was referred to as as a result of some college students barricaded the street within the space. They got here and somebody stated they shot them they usually returned the hearth. The bullet hit the coed and he died. The incident occurred at about 10:30 pm final Thursday.
“We wish the police to research the matter completely and Governor Seyi Makinde stated throughout his inauguration that he needs to be held accountable for any crime dedicated by Amotekun as a result of he’s the chief common.
“Subsequently, we name on the Oyo State Authorities to make sure that justice is finished in relation to this particular case. They need to additionally conduct the required steering and coaching for this group of alleged safety officers, in any other case the Amotekun corps will worsen the scenario for which they had been recruited. “
A youthful brother of the murdered scholar, Habeb Gbadebo, who spoke on behalf of the deceased’s household, stated on the telephone that Atiba police informed them to go establish the physique,
He added: “Later we went to Iyaganku and the second accountable for the Amotekun corps, a Jamiu, represented the Amotekun there. He stated it was a case of theft and that my brother shot them as quickly as they obtained there.
“If my brother shot them, how did the bullet hit him within the again? It is a thriller. They later stated that it was not he who shot them, however another person. One factor I do know is that Amotekun brokers try to distort the story and canopy it, however we won’t enable that to occur ”.
Amotekun’s data officer in Oyo state, Ms. Ayolola Adedoja, when contacted by our correspondent, stated the story was not true.
The police public relations officer in Oyo state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, stated he was not conscious of the matter and promised to search out out and name again.