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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Five feared killed following students rampage

FIVE persons were feared dead yesterday at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state, following the killing of a student by a police officer. The office of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and that of the Federal Inland Revenue were razed down by the angry students in reaction to the incident.. However, the Police Command in the state through its spokesman, ASP Peter Ogboi, who exonerated the police from the ugly incident, confirmed that only one of the students was shot at about 2am by an unknown gunman.
The school authorities in a statement signed by Mustapha Oshiobuge, Spokesman of the institution, said normalcy had returned in the institution, saying that the alleged killing of a student of the institution, by a suspected police escort in a luxury caused the unfortunate incident. It was learnt that the incident which paralyzed activities in Auchi for several hours occurred at about 2am. But absolving the police from the incident, Ogboi asserted that the students said they were preparing for their rag day but do students go for rag day around 2am?. They said a policeman in a luxury bus shot the student but we all knows that we do not have luxury businesses in Edo state.

The problem escalated when the students took the corpse of the deceased to the police station in the area to dump it, but the police said no you must take the corpse away. Please no body should involve the police, why did they not stop the luxury bus that night and get the police officer instead of waiting till morning and start taking laws into their hands. We agreed that some body died but its not the police. We do not believe that story because we are aware that the Inspector General of Police has banned luxury buses from using escort.

 Meanwhile we have advised the student authority to report the matter formally to the police so that we can commence investigation he stated. The statement from the institution stated that normalcy has returned to Auchi town after the Polytechnic authorities successfully pacified protesting students of the institution.The students had gone protesting in the early hours of today when a suspected police escort in a luxurious bus shot and killed a student in front of the Polytechnics student hostel. The students were returning from a social activity which formed a part of the programme for the Students Union Week.

The Polytechnic Management has expressed grief at this sad development and sympathized with the students body and the family of the deceased.The Institution and the Area Police Command are investigating the circumstances of the incidence he stated. It took the intervention of the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole to release some of the detained students.

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