Police Deny Shooting FUNAAB Student, Blame ‘Unknown Gunmen

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Five family members found dead in Enugu apartment
Five family members found dead in Enugu apartment

According to the authorities, the victim was a University of Georgia student majoring in animal production and health who was enrolled in a 200-level course.

Allegations that one of its policemen murdered a student have been addressed by the Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Police Force.

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta student Bakare Samuel, 25, was allegedly shot by the command’s troops, but the command disputed this, claiming that the gunmen were unidentified.

According to the authorities, the victim was a university student majoring in animal production and health at the 200-level.

This was said in a statement released on Wednesday by the state’s police public relations officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

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According to information obtained by our correspondent, Samuel was reportedly shot on Tuesday of last week in Isolu-Cele Area in the state’s Odeda Local Government Area.

 

According to the authorities, the victim was a university student majoring in animal production and health at the 200-level.

This was said in a statement released on Wednesday by the state’s police public relations officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to information obtained by our correspondent, Samuel was reportedly shot on Tuesday of last week in Isolu-Cele Area in the state’s Odeda Local Government Area.

“Except for the sake of clarification and putting the record right, the Command would not have taken legal action against the authors of the aforementioned publication over its content.

A young guy was shot by motorcycle riders in the Isolu-Cele Area on September 27, 2022, at around 12:50 a.m., according to a distress call that was received.

“A patrol team was dispatched right away to the area where a young man subsequently identified as Bakare Samuel, 25, a 200-level student in the animal production and health department at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, was discovered on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

“The Police Patrol Team took him to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, where he received prompt medical care and is still recovering from the gunshot wounds.

“The undergraduate student was prevented from dying too soon thanks to the police team’s quick response.

“The victim’s corpse had pellets from fake firearms (locally produced guns) removed from it during treatment, according to findings from the hospital. Police Assault rifles or handguns could not have been fired.

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“The statement in this news release that two people were shot separately could not be validated because the fictitious second person has not been located, nor is he or she known to the police to be getting medical attention anywhere.

“The Police have paid the recovering victim, Bakare Samuel, multiple hospital visits to check on his progress, and he has constantly thanked the Police for saving his life.

Contrary to claims that the police attempted to cover up the occurrence, it must be made clear that the student body is to blame for failing to make a determined effort to ensure the safety of one of its members by keeping track of the victim’s whereabouts and progress.

“This would have given them the opportunity to evaluate the situation more intelligently.

No amount of blackmail or unproven innuendos would stop the Nigeria Police Ogun State Command from carrying out its constitutional obligations to ensure the protection of the lives and property of all state residents.

“Whereas these concerns are well-intended, the state command is sensitive to constructive criticism from members of the public.”

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