Assembly Summons Police, Ogun Commissioners Over Students’ Killings

Assembly Summons Police, Ogun Commissioners Over Students’ Killings

Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday summoned the Commissioner of Policein the state, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, to appear before the Assembly over the alleged killing of four students of the Tai Solarin College of Education.

Assembly Summons Police, Ogun Commissioners Over Students’ Killings

The students were allegedly killed  by the police during a protest  at the college’s  Omu-Ijebu campus on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also ordered the Commissioner for  Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Segun Odubela, to appear before  them to explain the circumstances  surrounding the students’ protest.

The summon on  the police chief and the education commissioner  was sequel to a motion moved by the Chairman,  House Committee on Education, Mafe Adeyinka.

The lawmaker,  representing Sagamu I State Constitutency  while putting forward the motion, observed that  no fewer than 190  TASCE  students had been arrested and detained by the the police over the matter.

He noted that there was the need for the  police chief  to explain, who authorised police  to fire live bullets at the students.

The Assembly Speaker, Suraj Adekunbi, argued  that in view of urgency of the matter, the police commissioner, Area Commander for Ijebu- Ode, the Divisional Police Officer of the area as well as the Education Commissioner  should appear before the Assembly to throw light on the incident at the college.

Meanwhile,  29 suspected student cultists  expelled by the authorities of TASCE have appealed to the state government to  reverse their sacking from the college.

The expelled students, in a statement by the President of the dissolved Students’ Union, Rotimi Segun, and the other executive members as well as the Students’ Representative Council, pleaded with Governor Ibikunle Amosun to set up a machinery to look into the circumstances that  led to their expulsion.

They said  contrary to the claim by the school’s authorities that they were expelled for cult related offences, they were only protesting the decision of the management to prevent some 200-level students  from sitting for the ongoing first semester examination due to their inability to pay tuition fees.

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