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Student’s death: NAN threatens nationwide protest

From Victor Akinkuolie,  Ado-Ekiti

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has threatened to stage a nationwide protest over the killing of a student of Federal University Oye-Ekiti who was killed over alleged food poisoning and internet fraud codenamed Yahoo.
The student body also called on Osun State Police Command to Investigate the suspected killer of their members.
NANS also canvassed for immediate transfer of the case from Iree Divisional Police Station in Boripe Local Government, to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) section at Osogbo, the Osun State capital, for prompt conclusion of investigation into the horrendous crime.
The late FUOYE student was until her death a 200 Level Mathematics Education of the university, had went with her friend named Fadeke, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to visit her boyfriend called Malik at Iree and was reported to have died after taking rice meal.
Meanwhile, Malik has now been arrested after initial escape and is being detained at the Divisional Police Station at Iree.
A statement signed by the Vice President of the National Association of Universities Students (NAUS) , a subsidiary of NANS , Com David Aruson in Ado Ekiti, on Sunday, urged the police to look beyond food poisoning in Romoke’s death, for justice to be attained in the case.
Aruson said though, the police had already suspected that Romoke must have died of food poisoning and the residue of the food she took last had been sent for medical investigation, advising that they should also look into the area of what he tagged “spiritual ICT fraud” fondly called (yahoo plus) to unearth the real reason behind Romoke’s death.
Aruson urged the police to institute a legal action against the suspect after thorough investigation has been conducted.
The NAUS leader said he has paid a visit to the parents of the deceased and promised that NANS, as umbrella body for all students in Nigeria shall monitor the case closely to ensure that justice is adequately served.

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