NAIJ.com gathered that a 500level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) was allegedly shot dead by the police during a peaceful protest.
NAIJ.com gathered that the deceased identified as Prince Ayilumo Julius Adeniran, had gone home to Ekiti state, for the holidays and had decided to join the Igbara Odo youth for a peaceful protest, when he met his untimely death.
Julius had been hit when a bullet shot into the air by the police who were trying to dismiss the crowd, hit him instead.
The incident which occurred on Good Friday, April 14, claimed only the deceased's life.
Sharing the sad news on his Facebook page, one of the deceased's friends identified as 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.”
RIP to him!
In a similar incident, the family of a woman who was killed by a stray bullet shot by a policeman in Lagos, spoke to NAIJ.com: