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LASU students protest killing of 500 level colleague

By Esther Onyegbula

Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo campus yesterday, took to the streets, protesting the killing of a 500 Level Law student, Ugwanyi Cyril Onyekachi, by a commercial bus driver at Igando area.

The protest disrupted activities marking LASU’s week-long convocation as the students insisted that the Vice-Chancellor must join them in the protest.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased, who lived around Igando, was driving his Nissan SUV, when a commercial bus hit him.

An argument degenerated into a fight during which he was stabbed on the arm. Onyekachi was rushed to the Igando General Hospital, where he later gave up the ghost.

…the protesting students

When news of his death filtered in yesterday, students marched to the Igando Police Division, demanding to know if the assailant was arrested. In the process, some of the students went on rampage, destroying things around the area.

President of the Students’ Union Government, Samuel Kappo, who led the protest, was arrested, which made the protest turn violent.

Traders and commercial bus drivers fled the busy motor park and market in the area, abandoning their vehicles and wares.

It took the intervention of the Dean of Faculty of Law, Professor Niyi Adeleke, to persuade the students to return to school, with a promise that management would look into the matter.


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