Several Nigerians, in reaction to the killing of two Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) students, have demanded the prosecution of the police officers who shot the students.
PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two students of the institution, Oluwaseyi Kehinde and Joseph Okonofua, were killed by police bullets.
Several other students were also reportedly injured while students were protesting poor electricity supply in Oye and Ikole Ekiti on Tuesday.
The convoy of Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor, was also allegedly attacked during the protest.
Eyewitnesses at the scene told our correspondent that the actions of the police officers attached to Mrs Fayemi’s convoy turned the protest violent.
Videos obtained showed the officers shooting at the unarmed students.
Meanwhile, police denied the killing.
The spokesperson, Caleb Ikechuckwu, said it was the students who attacked the convoy of the governor’s wife. He also claimed the police fired no shots.
On Thursday, the police said two students had been arrested for assaulting police officers.
OTHERS CONDEMNED THE ACT AS WELL.
I still can't believe some of you are bold enough to try justify the killing of innocent students by the Police officers attached to the First Lady of Ekiti state. If the media can be bought, at least I expect individuals to have some conscience. #JusticeForFUOYE— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) September 12, 2019
Are we not free to protest again!!!?— #JusticeForFUOYE (@PelumiClassiq) September 12, 2019
Why must we die for doing the right thing??
You need to see and listen to how the guns were dashing our hopes. Each sound i hear detach my hope for this country! @PoliceNG
Shame on thee!#FOUYE#PrayForFuoye #JusticeForFUOYE pic.twitter.com/bVoSq9PQ03
From the angle of this video, I’m very sure it was taken from “owolabi villa” opposite central mosque, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state...— Oludaari spinol_wears (@Idilebz) September 12, 2019
They weren’t chasing thieves ooo, they were chasing unharmed students😩#JusticeForFUOYE pic.twitter.com/x53tijaGEO