Thursday, 20 June 2013

UI Students Protest Police Shooting At Student On Campus

Pandemonium was let loose on the University of Ibadan today when a police Corporal, Ajisafe Amos allegedly shot at a vehicle belonging to a student of the premier university, Adewale Adegboyega, a 400 level Guidance and Counselling Student.  

The police were said to have started chasing Adegboye's Honda V6. Engine (FST 986 AZ) wine colour after using the butt of the gun to break the light from rail-line at Sango to UI.

Apparently afraid of the motive of the police, Adegboyega was said to have driven his car from Sango to the university of Ibadan for refuge.

However, the police corporal in the team reportedly shot twice with one bullet hitting the rear tyre on campus.  

The gun shots created pandemonium around adjourning communities of Agbowo and students as they ran for cover.

There was also traffic gridlock on and off campus.

A team of students led by the Student Union Government President, Babatunde Badmus protested shooting on university campus demanding dismissal Ajisafe Amos.

The students confiscated the Identity card of the officer saying 'they may deny the person was not a police officer'

According to him, the police have killed no fewer than twenty students have lost their lives from police extra judicial killings.

"I have called the director of SSS to inform him. Should the police shoot a student who has parked on campus? It is not done anywhere! We have our security men here and they ought to have liased with them to handle whatever the case may be. What of if the bullet hit any of the students boarding cab to their destinations? When thieves come, police do not have answers but they shoot hapless nigerians for no just cause. This man Ajisafe Amos must face the wrath of the law. The IGP should see to this case and ensure that the man is dismissed from the force. We will not allow anybody to play with our lives. They killed people at mokola, Benin, and lagos through extra judicial killings. The police needs training. How can you shoot in a populated university campus? We shall resist any temptation to sweep the case under the carpet. We want justice"

Police Corporal Ajisafe Amos with force number:  497226 was rescued from being lynched by angry students and passersby and taken away to Sango police station.

The Divisional Police Officer of Sango, Syblle Akinfenwa apparently angered by the development stormed the scene and promised to try the case. 

The victim, Adewale Adegboyega, said he was suspicious of the identity saying he thought he would be safer on campus.

"I am afraid trusting who they are since there approach was questionable. They tried to block my movement broke my light and at that moment I cannot say what their motive was. I had to speed to campus where I parked at the gate and it was there that they shot their gun. Only God knows their aim but thank God I escaped."

However, the student union government said it will pursue the case to logical conclusion.

As at the time of filing this report the affected vehicle has been parked at the security office of the university of ibadan while the SSS were spotted at the SUG building. 

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