Youths Protest Alleged Killing Of Varsity Student By Policemen

The protesting youths inset: Seyi Fasere
The protesting youths
inset: Seyi Fasere

Commercial and social activities were grounded yesterday in Ilupeju-Ekiti, Ekiti State, as scores of youths staged a protest over the killing of a 400 level student of Ekiti State University, Mr. Seyi Fasere by a policeman.

Fasere was killed in controversial circumstances in February 28, in Oye Ekiti by the police after some armed bandits struck at a first generation bank in the town.

All public and private schools in the town were also sealed off by the protesting youths, as commercial halted for over eight hours that the protest lasted.

Brewing with deep hatred for the police over their colleague’s killing, the youths who trooped out as early 7am, were said to have engaged the police in a serious battle, while being tear-gassed, which culminated in a stampede that led to the hospitalisation of one Deji Omoniyi.

The youths blocked the Ifaki-Lokoja Highway, thereby disrupting human and vehicular movements along the axis during the protest.


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