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LASU student activist, Omomeewa shot dead, union, management react

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Yusuf Nurudeen, a.ok.a Omomeewa, a scholar activist on the Lagos State College (LASU), has been shot useless.

Omomeewa, who acquired married early this 12 months, was killed across the LASU U-turn hours after going through a disciplinary committee within the college.

The varsity had grilled him over alleged illegal possession of college paperwork, amongst others.

The unionist graduated in 2019 from the Division of Academic Administration, College of Training. He was the Founding father of Academic Rights Marketing campaign (ERC).

LASU College students’ Union President, Badmus Uthman, and Public Relations Officer, Olusola Kolawole, confirmed his loss of life in an announcement.

Nurudeen contested for the put up of College students’ Union President within the twenty ninth LASUSU Election however misplaced, the duo mentioned he remained diligent and by no means engaged in unlawful actions.

They famous that on 18th August, 2021, Omomeewa and a LASU workers member, Waheed Majekodunmi, had been robbed and shot round 10 pm. The latter has been hospitalised.

“The Union checked all of the hospitals round together with Police stations and it was there we had been knowledgeable that Nurudeen is useless. His physique is at Mainland hospital”, the assertion learn.

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Reacting, LASU mentioned the deceased left the campus at about 8pm lengthy after he was launched by the panel round 2pm.

In line with the Coordinator, Centre for Info and Public Relations, Ademola Adekoya, the administration acquired the information of Omomeewa’s loss of life with nice shock.

His assertion mentioned Majekodunmi is the Senior Assistant Registrar and that the assault occurred exterior the college campus, alongside the Egbeda-Igando Highway.

Adekoya defined that Omomeewa was but to obtain his certificates attributable to an ongoing disciplinary case he was going through within the college.

The spokesman mentioned the panel started sitting in 2019. The matter continued till 2020 however was paused as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The late activist was once more invited by the committee, alongside different college students who had ongoing circumstances, on Wednesday, to defend himself.

“Omomeewa was the primary scholar attended to, and his case was concluded earlier than 2pm. He ostensibly remained on the college campus till late within the night throughout which era he met up with Mr. Waheed Majekodunmi.

“The duo had been mentioned to have hobnobbed on the College Senior Workers Membership till previous 8pm within the night after which they left collectively via the Iba Gate of the College for his or her locations.

“Unable to get automobiles on the college junction because it was late within the day, the duo had been mentioned to have trekked a number of metres away from the gate ostensibly looking for a car.

“They had been attacked by males of the underworld, dispossessed of their valuables and shot. The workers escaped with gunshot wounds and acquired helped by passersby to a close-by hospital. Omomeewa didn’t survive the assault”, the assertion learn.

LASU assured that the establishment is working with safety businesses to research the incident and produce the perpetrators to ebook.

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