Why we sent Nigerian student to an early grave, Amotekun gives reasons

...The killing of a student in Oyo state has sparked controversy

...According to the commandant of Amotekun, the deceased was an armed robber but NANS claimed he was a student

Following the killing of a student in Oyo state, the Oyo state chapter of Amotekun, has claimed that the deceased was an armed robber and a cultist.

Amotekun was accused of killing the student by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had accused the security outfit of killing Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the Federal College of Education Special (SPED), Oyo (with affiliation to the University of Ibadan).

NANS said he was shot dead after Amotekun corps was invited to clear a barricade by students around Sabo area of Oyo town, The Cable reports.

Mayowa Opakunle, chairman of NANS joint campus committee in Oyo said:

“I was told that Amotekun corps were called that some students barricaded the road in the area. They came and somebody was said to have fired at them and they returned the fire. The bullet hit the student and he died. The incident happened around 10:30pm last Thursday."

However, Olayinka Olayanju, Amotekun commandant, claimed it was an armed robber that they killed.

He said the deceased was with two other criminals at roadblock mounted around Sabo area of the town.


According to him, his accomplices were arrested and handed over to the police.

Earlier VAM News reported that after 10 months, the lecturers' body announced the suspension of the strike action.

Meanwhile, NANS threatened to embark on massive protest should the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume its industrial strike action.

Speaking through its newly-elected president Sunday Asefon on Thursday, December 24, NANS described as a slap the ASUU's position that the strike was suspended "conditionally.

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