who shot this boy:the Police or NDLEA?

NDLEA and Police must be probed

Tragedy struck this morning as a young boy of 15 and a  final year student of Amuye Grammar School was  allegedly killed by the police and  men of NDLEA while returning from where they went to raid.

An eyewitness  gave a graphic account of the tragedy  ”Early this morning ,in Owo  a team of Nigeria Police  and National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers  while on their way from the farm (along  Obasoto, Owo ), were sighted shooting sporadically  at Uka Junction and this boy, Oyeleye Oluwaseun  a final year student of Amuye Grammar School was shot  dead. The  15-year- old boy was  on his way  to the class  for coaching in preparation for the coming West Africa  School Certificate Examination (WASCE) ”.

Another   eye witness described how it happened  , ”the combined team of Police officers and NDLEA officers were coming from their raid along Obasoto  farm where they went to raid the Indian hemp merchants. When they got to Uka junction  the officers stopped their vehicles and waited for their colleagues . The residents who were not pleased with their attitude trooped out to watch officers’  activities and shouted at them to leave their vicinity. However , the Police and NDLEA officers started shooting and then left .It was during their shooting that they killed this young man but they fled having  discovered what they did .Now they left  leaving behind   sorrow , tears and blood.

”The parents of the deceased ,Olaolorunpo and Funmi Oyeleye went  to the police station to report but were turned back by the police.

Our correspondent  confirmed the incident and said the body had been deposited in the morgue at the Federal Medical Centre.

Lifeless body of Olaleye

A sympathizer who spoke with us , said the  IG, head of NDLEA must probe the killing. ”How will they just  shoot an innocent boy like that? This height of callousness. May God not forgive the man who pulled the trigger ”, she cursed.

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Taiwo Abiodun

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