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UNIOSUN Students Shooting: Police Officers Arrested

The is an update on the alleged shooting of UNIOSUN students by some Police Officers. This is news unfolding after the management of the school announced the re-opening of UNIOSUN campus and commencement of academic activities for continuation of the session.

News making the rounds have it that police officers accused to have shot the UNIOSUN Students on Saturday, 21st January, 2017, have now been arrested.

UNIOSUN Students Shooting

Here is the full details of the story;

Police Officers Who Shot UNIOSUN Students Arrested

It was gathered that the students were, on that fateful, playing football at a pitch off-campus around Oke-Baale, Osogbo when the policemen suddenly came in mufti and accused some of the students of engaging in internet fraud also known as Yahoo-Yahoo (YY).

The management of the institution led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola, immediately swift into action in respect of the act of the police brutality against some students of the institution. Prof. Popoola, immediately briefed the Governor and Visitor to the Institution, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori about the ugly incident. He added that he was with the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, who confirmed that the police officers involved had been arrested and detained with the assurance that that the matter will be investigated appropriately.

The Vice Chancellor stated that the injured students received appropriate medical attention and has recuperated. Prof. Popoola also stated that the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi-Laoye Tomori also visited the students while receiving treatment at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

The management of the institution observed that students were incensed due to the ill treatments received from the Nigerian Police in the recent times. It was also noted that the members of the immediate student Community were so embittered with the way and manner that the policemen had been operating within the environment, particularly towards the students of the University. Before this particular incident, the students’ representatives had reported to the authorities the issue of policemen unlawfully invading their hostels, arresting them, collecting their belongings and harassing them. This shows how policemen mistreat the students without being challenged or questioned.

The management of Osun State University appealed to Osun State Commissioner of Police to always ensure adequate monitoring of the way the Nigeria Police officers operate within the environment, particularly towards the students of the University.
ALSO SEE: UNIOSUN Reopens, Announces Freshmen Orientation Date – 2016/2017


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