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Killing Of OAU Student: NANS Demands Justice,Threatens To Resist Attempt To Subvert Justice

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Osun State Police Command to unravel the root cause, ensure due diligence in the investigation on the cause of death of late Timothy Adegoke, the MBA student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

The South-West Coordinator of NANS, Olatunji Adegboye, made the demand at a news conference in Abeokuta.

Adegoke, an Abuja-based Master’s degree student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, had travelled to Ife on November 5 to sit for an examination.

However, the student was declared missing after friends and family members could not reach him.

Investigation revealed that the deceased lodged at a hotel, Hilton Hotel, in Ile-Ife between October 22 and November 5 at different times before he was declared missing.

The Police later found his dead body, near the hotel while some of staff and owner of the hotel have been arrested.

Adegboye, who spoke in the Ogun State capital, insisted that anyone found culpable in the murder of Adegoke, no matter how highly placed, should be punished according to the law of the land.

He said the student body would resist any attempt to cover up evidence in the investigation of Adegoke’s murder.

According to him, “We want to declare that the entire southwestern Nigerian students are closely observing the process as it unfolds and will not hesitate to take to the streets if we smell foul play.

“Again, we are closely monitoring the developments and we shall not hesitate to resist any attempt to subvert justice through every lawful means, including rally, demonstration and protest.

“Most importantly, justice must have its full course so as not to set a dangerous precedent.”

Raji Adebayo, Ibadan

Editor, South-West, Lagos Post Online Email: raji_adebayong@yahoo.com M: 08034094059

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