From Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTA – A student identified as Olawale Musiliu Lasisi, of Tai Solarin University of Education, jagun,
Ijebu-Ode, was shot dead on Tuesday evening by policemen who were haunting some suspected cult members also two other students were said to have been shot in the process, a development which infuriated students of the institution who consequently staged a protest to the police Area Command in Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode.
The angry protesters barricaded the Ijebu-Ode – Ore Expressway with bonfires, causing serious traffic congestion on the highway for several hours.
As a result of the crisis ignited by the protest, management of TASUED shut down the institution for one week and also set up a panel to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the violence.
It was learnt that the rape of two female students by suspected cultists was the root cause of the crisis.
It was gathered that the suspected cultists posted the nude pictures and pornographic video clips of their victims on Facebook and YouTube social networking sites, a development which sent tongues wagging on the campus.
A parent of one of the victims was said to have reported the matter at the Igbeba Divisional Police Station and the Area Commander subsequently ordered his men to fish out the perpetrators of the
Vanguard however, learnt that Olawale Lasisi (a.k.a. Zigima), a 200-level History and Diplomatic Studies student, fell to police bullets while the security agents were combing the hideouts of
the suspected cult members.
Students of the varsity claimed that the deceased was innocent and wondered why the police should use live ammunition on helpless students, hence they protested the killing yesterday.
The protest, however, got out of hand when some suspected cultists infiltrated the protesting students and engaged policemen in shootout.
The Area Commander, Mr. Bolaji Odesanya, who confirmed the incident, claimed that the rampaging students also wanted to set free prisoners at the Igbeba