The National Association of Nigerian Students, yesterday, issued 72 hours ultimatum to Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sotonye Wakama to fish out the killers of Seyi Fasere, a 400 level student of Ekiti State University who was shot last week at Oye Ekiti.
Seyi Fasere was allegedly killed on his way to school in Ado Ekiti by a policeman attached to Oye Ekiti Divisional Police Station after a robbery operation that took place at the United Bank for Africa.
NANS therefore urged the police to take drastic actions against the trigger-happy policeman, failure of which they vowed to storm the Abuja headquarters of the police on a protest.
NANS Chairman, Ekiti axis, Comrade Damilare Bewaji, who read the petition addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan at a briefing described the killing as a ‘summary execution’ of the innocent student.
In the petition which was also copied to the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar and National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki,the association maintained that Seyi was never a robber, as all evidences before their disposal has not indicted the deceased of any criminal act.
While urging the police to take a drastic action against the killer of their colleague, the student body therefore called on the Inspector General of Police to set up a Panel of Enquiry to conduct unfettered investigations into the heinous crime so as to serve as deterrence to others.
The NANS official pledged that the body was ready to volunteer useful information to the Panel in a bid to get to the root of the matter.
Also speaking in the same manner, the Ekiti State University (EKSU) Transition Committee Chairman, Com Adeoye Aribasoye, urged the IGP to take a decisive action towards curtailing the killing of innocent Nigerians by his men.
The student leader suggested that comprehensive psychiatry test should henceforth be conducted on the police and prospective cops in Nigeria to ascertain their mental stability before enlistment.
He said the senseless killing has taken “us back to the primitive ages .Even in the primitive ages, there were no cases of extra-judicial killings like we have today”.
Aribasoye added that, “We have made our findings, and everything pointed to the fact that Seyi was never an armed robber. He only went home to source for his school fees and ran into a robbery scene on his way to Ado Ekiti. Even the N100,000 he was given by his parents while returning to school was not find on him after death.
“With the photograph we saw, Seyi’s hands were tied to the back while he was stripped naked before he was shot. With this, it was apparent that he was arrested at the robbery scene while scampering for safety and taken to the station to create the impression that he was a robber.
“After his arrest, we expected the police to prosecute him rather than to resort to summary execution,” he concluded. [VN]