Dada Oluwaseyifunmi Kehinde, one of the protesting FUOYE students who was killed by police officers on the 10th of September 2019, has been buried amidst tears.
The 100 level Federal University, Oye Ekiti, (FUOYE), student of Crop Science and Horticulture was on Thursday buried amidst tears and angst.
The Nigerian police have been blamed for the death of two students during the protest, but have refused to take responsibility.
Late Dada Oluwaseyifunmi Kenny, was shot by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Oye Ekiti. Before his death, he was an 100 Level student of CSH department, faculty of agriculture. Instead, they have been arresting students who allegedly manhandled an officer.
In reaction to the killing of their colleague, FUOYE students went on rampage, burning down a police van and mobbing an officer.
Before the unfortunate incident, the FUOYE students were protesting against the BEDC over lack of electricity in the town.
Dada Kehinde been laid to rest by the Federation of Usi students Union members.
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The management of the institution reacted to the crisis by announcing the immediate and indefinite closure of the university to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
Despite the image evidences, the Nigeria Police Force, Ekiti State Command, has denied reports that policemen shot and killed students of FUOYE who were protesting today.
Mr Kehinde, was buried at Usi Ekiti, his hometown.
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“Initially, we did not want him buried yet but his family disagreed,” said the Student Union Government’s Public Relations Officer, Omofoye Adetola.
“They want him buried as fast as possible. You know, it is not a thing of joy for his corpse to just be there. We went home to see his parents and we spoke at length. We promised them justice. We even spoke with his brother.”
On the other deceased student (Joseph Icon), the PRO said his burial details would soon be made public.