Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has spoken on the killing of two students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, allegedly by police officers. He condemned the shooting and directed the Commissioner of Police to commence an investigation.
The Governor disclosed this in a statement published on the Ekiti State Government’s Twitter handle on Sunday. “I have in the last few days agonised over the incident that took place at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. “Until the multiple investigations are completed, I am necessarily constrained from talking about the details of what transpired. I, however, do not need to be constrained about the emotions a tragedy like this evokes.
“I have directed the State Commissioner of Police to urgently commence an investigation into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate shooting incident with a view to identifying possible culprits within and outside the Force. Taken together with the ongoing investigation by the University management, we will consider the need for an independent panel of inquiry, if necessary once these fact-finding investigations are concluded,” the statement read in part.
The Governor suggested that police authorities should explore the use of non-lethal rubber bullets in managing public protests.