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Victim of Oyo police shooting not student – LAUTECH


The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso has clarified that the victim of a recent police shooting is not a student of the university.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Akin Fadeyi, addressed the incident which occurred outside the institution’s premises.

Fadeyi emphasized that the tragic event did not take place within the university campus, but rather occurred in a club located outside of LAUTECH.

“According to what we heard, the incident occurred around 2 am, it did not occur in the institution, it happened in a club and in LAUTECH we don’t have a club or hotel,” Fadeyi stated.

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He further explained, “They were fighting and the student who got killed is not our student. So, what happened had nothing to do with LAUTECH. It has nothing to do with our convocation.”

Wuzup Nigeria had earlier reported that a police officer identified as Saheed SARS, shot and killed an NYSC member identified as Iyanda Damilola and injured a LAUTECH student.

The incident occurred when the police officer, identified as Saheed SARS, was called to settle a dispute between two people on campus.

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The deceased’s brother, Oluwafemi Iyanda, who graduated from LAUTECH, told PUNCH on Tuesday the late Damilola was serving in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He said, “Yesterday was our convocation, and we were at a lounge in the Under-G area for a convocation party around 2 am 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.

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

The shooting triggered a riot among LAUTECH students, who protested the killing and demanded justice for the deceased.

The Oyo State Police stated that an investigation into the incident was ongoing.