Doctors battle to save 2 UNIOSUN students shot by police
Doctors at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, LAUTETH, Osogbo, are reportedly battling hard to save the lives of two student of the University of Osun State after they both sustained gunshot wounds fired by cops.
The students identified as Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao, landed on the danger list after sustaining wounds from gun shots by some policemen from the headquarters of Zone 11 of the Nigerian Police Force controlling Osun, Oyo and Ondo states.
Reports say the pair were among a group of boys playing football at a pitch off-campus around Oke-Baale, Osogbo when plain cloth policemen stormed the area accusing some of the students of engaging in internet scam also known as Yahoo-Yahoo.
According to a student who witnessed the incident, it has become a common occurrence for policemen who are of the habit of harassing and accusing innocent students of engaging in internet fraud.
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“We were playing football when they came. They always come like that to arrest students here. They would say that we are involved in Yahoo-Yahoo and they would seize our laptops and phones”, the student said.
“They would collect money on the pretext of bail. But we resisted them on this one. Within a twinkle of an eye, the policemen started shooting. “When the policemen started shooting, we ran away but the bullet hit two of us and they were rushed to hospital. A bullet hit one near his stomach and another bullet hit the second one in his mouth”, he added.
Confirming the incident, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, said the policemen who carried out the raid and fired shots have been arrested and detained while also assuring that the suspects would be prosecuted as soon as investigations into the matter were concluded.
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