Father of slain FUOYE student writes Gbajabiamila, demands justice
Father of the shot Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) student, Mr. Dada Adedayo Emmanuel, has urged the House of Representatives to investigate the killing of his son, Dada Oluwaseyi Kehinde, who was allegedly shot by the police during the protest held by his colleagues over erratic power supply in Oye-Ekiti community on September 10, 2019.
In a letter dated September 23, 2019, signed by Dada Olawale on behalf of the father of the deceased and addressed to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, said the killing was a great injustice and should be investigated to ensure sanity in the policing system.
The 23-year-old student of the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture of the university was allegedly hit by bullet fired by the police who were trying to rescue Mrs. Bisi Fayemi from possible attack from the rampaging students.
The petition said it was saddening that Kehinde was sent to early grave without lawful and justifiable reasons.
The family, therefore, requested the House to, as good representatives of the people, commence detailed investigation on this development and the issues surrounding the incidence to determine the remote and actual cause of the sad development to forestall future occurrences.
“The House should help compel the police authority to investigate the actions of its personnel on the fateful date in line with standard operational practice and globally acceptable standard on the rules guiding the use of fire-arms as regard protective security and other functions of police personnel.
“They should also prosecute all parties found culpable and ensure the payment of compensation to the families of the dead and surviving victims of the incident,” the family said.