A 500-level student of the Federal University of Akure (FUTA) was allegedly killed by a police officer during a peaceful protest with his kinsmen in his hometown.
The deceased, identified as Julius Adeniran was home for the holiday when he yesterday, joined the Igbara Odo youth in a peaceful protest.. The policemen who tried to disrupt the protest shot into the crowd to disperse them, but unfortunately the bullet hit the 500 level student of FUTA.
His friends shared the sad news on Facebook and wrote tributes to mourn the deceased. One of his friends, Olowolafe Mayowa Samuel, wrote:
“Good Friday turned a bad one here. Son of man fell and pool of tears was inevitably instigated today in my hometown.My brother, late Ayilumo Julius was an indigene of Igbara Odo Ekiti, a 500level student of FUTA and a youth with a never giving up spirit. He loved me so much and he believed in the future of our hometown. He was shot and killed today by police officers while the officers were trying to halt a peaceful protest staged by Igbara Odo youths.Bro.your sudden death makes me realise how ephemeral life is. May God have mercy on you and forgive you of your sins, RIP. I love you prince Jul.”