Not LAUTECH student but Corps Member shot dead— MOUTHPIECE NGR  

MOUTHPIECE NGR on Tuesday reliably gathered that not a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, was allegedly shot dead but a Corps member identified as Iyanda Damilola in Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The clarification followed unverified multiple reports that a student of the institution was killed by one trigger-happy policeman popularly known as Saheed SARS.

Findings by our correspondent however indicated that no student was killed on campus during convocation. 

The School Public Relation Officer, Mr Lekan Fadeyi, who had also reacted to the issue confirmed that such incident did not occur on campus. 

According to him, information from town was that some people got engaged at a night club, far from the university premises, during which one of them got killed.

He added that the convocation, witnessed by the aforementioned highly respected individuals, would not have held if there was a fracas.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s brother, Iyanda Oluwafemi, who graduated from LAUTECH, on Monday, said he sustained wounds from bullets shot by Saheed.

Oluwafemi, a graduate of Accounting and Management Sciences from the institution, told our correspondent that the deceased was his brother and that he had attended his convocation, after which they headed for an after-party the same day where he was shot dead by the trigger-happy cop.

According to him, the late Damilola was serving in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He said, “Yesterday was our convocation, and we were at a lounge (name withheld) for a convocation party around 2am when we heard that some people were fighting outside. When we discovered that the place was getting rowdy, we stepped out only to see policemen dispersing the crowd and shooting directly at the people.

“I sustained bullet wounds, but my brother, who came for my convocation, was shot in the head. He was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and was taken to the mortuary this morning.

“As I speak with you, I am at the clinic for my treatment. The wounds are deep, and I can not but seek justice for my innocent brother.”

Asked if he could recognise the policemen who came for the operation, Oluwafemi said he was sure of Saheed SARS because he led them to the place to disperse the crowd.

“I saw him handling the gun; he was shooting with one hand until he shot my brother,” he added.

It was gathered that police have begun investigation on the matter and that updates would be provided accordingly.

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