Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
A young man has been confirmed dead early this morning, following student protests at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. (FUOYE). The dead man is said to be one of many students involved in a demonstration demanding adequate power supply on the twin campuses of Oye and lkole.
A source from the University medical centre and Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, where the deceased was operated on, confirmed to Daily Sun that the young man passed away in the early hours Wednesday.
The deceased had sustained severe abdominal injury due to gunshot wounds he suffered during the clash between students, hoodlums and police on Tuesday afternoon, Daily Sun has learnt.
PROTEST GONE WRONG: Federal University Oye Ekiti( FUOYE) On Fire As Two Students Shot Dead by Trigger Happy Police Officer pic.twitter.com/asyGlM0wag
— Timmy Turner (@the_ayodimeji) September 10, 2019
Meanwhile, students of the University have speculated that the deceased is a student of Biology Education department of the school. They identified him as Joseph Icon, saying that he was a popular campus comedian. They also supplied his picture, making the rounds on social media: