An unidentified lecturer of the Federal University of Agriculture on Friday allegedly crushed two male students of the university with his car at Isolu, about two kilometers to the institution’s permanent site in Alabata, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The incident sparked an uprising as students of the institution took to the streets in anger at the killing of their colleagues by the unidentified lecturer. He was said to be driving a Pathfinder jeep that crushed the two undergraduates.
The suspect, said to be a lecturer at the institution’s Department of Water Resources Management, reportedly fled the scene immediately the accident occurred to escape being lynched by the irate students.
Eyewitness reports say the driver of the jeep lost control of the vehicle before ramming into the students, who were walking by the side of the road, killing them on the spot.
Other FUNAAB students allegedly set the SUV ablaze but that was after the driver had escaped and barricaded the roads leading to the university campus.
The students also defied pleas by the policemen deployed in the area not to take the laws into their hands.
FUNAAB Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kola Adepoju who confimed the killing of the two students, said the university had declared Monday, March 18, 2013 as a lecture-free day to mourn the dead students.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the victims had been deposited at a mortuary.