Some students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Nigeria’s Ogun State on Friday stormed the Lagos State Court of Arbitration, Lekki, venue of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on SARS Abuses in protest.
The students were at the venue to demand justice for their colleague, Pelumi Onifade, who died in the custody of the Lagos State Taskforce.
Abdulazeez Soneye, the TASUED Student Union Government (SUG) President, said that Onifade was allegedly arrested by officers of the Lagos State Task force on October 24.
According to Soneye, Onifade worked with Gboah TV, an online media platform, and had gone to cover an incident at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abattoir, Agege, Lagos.
“He was found dead under mysterious circumstances a few days after his arrest,” he said. “Due to the ASUU strike , he worked the online media house. He was arrested inspite of his ID and a reflector jacket showing he was a pressman.”
The task force officials, he alleged, refused to listen to pleas by his colleagues that he was with them.
“We are demanding that the head of the Lagos State Task force, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and the Commissioner of Police, CP be called to explain what happened to our collegue,” he said.
Reacting to the allegations, Egbeyemi, said that late Onifade’s case has been handed over to the police for investigation.
On his part, the Lagos State Police (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said he cannot comment on the matter for now.