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  • Updated: March 15, 2022

NANS Demands Justice For Ibadan-Poly Student Shot By Policemen

NANS Demands Justice For Ibadan-Poly Student Shot By Policem

Ibadan Polytechnic

The National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), has demanded justice for Akinsuyi Samuel, a Business Administration Student of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State, who was shot in the leg by a yet-to-be-identified police officer.

The report has it that Akinsuyi is currently bedridden and suffering from paralysis as a result of the shooting.

Akinsuyi was said to be going from Eruwa to Ibadan on Friday when the policeman stopped him during a stop and search operation and assaulted him before shooting him in the leg.

Even though the policeman’s accusation against Akinsuyi was not clear; the trigger-happy cop was said to have fled the scene immediately after shooting the student.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) South-West Coordinator, Olatunji Adegboye in a statement on Monday, demanded a thorough and exhaustive investigation to identify the culprit and bring him to face the music of the law, adding that the injured student is currently battling with paralysis as a result of the shooting.

He has accused the police of cover-up, while lamenting what he described as incessant police brutality, especially against students along Ibadan-Eruwa road.

Daily, harmless and helpless Nigerian citizens continue to fall victim to bloodthirsty police officers who mete out on Nigerians various inhumane treatments ranging from verbal assault, outright assault, unlawful arrest, unjust detention and more often than not, being shot at.

“Those saddled with the responsibility of safeguarding us from danger have turned themselves to the actual danger.

“On Friday, March 11, 2022, the Nigerian students yet again suffered a great injustice at the hands of a reckless policeman.

“Akinsuyi Samuel, a Business Administration student at the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic in Eruwa, was beaten and then shot on the leg by a yet-to-be-identified stop and search police officer, on his way from Eruwa to Ibadan, on Friday.

“This demonic action has thrown Samuel Akinsuyi into a titanic battle against paralysis.

“It is rather unfortunate that several days after the criminal incident, the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command, and the Police Service Commission have failed to take convincing action or statements over this persistent cankerworm.

“As the custom is, most times when an officer of the law infringes on the fundamental human rights of the citizens, the police force and the service commission usually perfect a cover-up and make sure that justice is circumvented.

“Up till now, the assailant remains unidentified. This is a clear sign of the regular conspiracy practices of the police force.

“As we continue to piece the puzzle together, we demand a thorough and exhaustive investigation to identify the culprit and that the law is allowed to take its full course through the arrest, dismissal and prosecution of the offender as well as other disciplinary actions from the force itself and the police commission," he added.

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