A student activist at the Lagos State University, Yusuf Nurudeen, popularly known as Omomeewa, have been killed by gunmen.
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA learnt that he was shot dead around LASU U-turn, Iba road.
LASU SU while confirming and mourning his murder in a statement signed by its president, Badmus Uthman, and Public Relations Officer of the Union, Olusola Kolawole identified his killers as robbers.
According to the statement, “The Lagos State University Students’ Union is so sad to announce the demise of our dear Unionist and Activist, the Founder of Educational Right Campaign known as Comr. Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle (Omomeewa).
“Omomeewa was an activist of Human & Student Rights and also a graduate of Lagos State University(Set of 2019). He graduated from the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education.
“Nurudeen contested for the post of Lagos State University Students’ Union President in the 29th LASUSU Election but lost. He was a strong activist who has never been found guilty of any form of illegal activities.
“On the 18th of August 2021, Nurudeen (Omomeewa) and a staff of Lagos State University known as MAJEK were robbed at gunpoint around 10 pm close to the U-turn of LASU.
“It was gathered that both of them were shot. Mr. MAJEK sustained an injury and has been hospitalised at the school clinic.
“When the union was informed this evening. The Union proceeded to the school clinic to get some facts from MAJEK and he confirmed that his bag was collected including his phone.
“Later, the Union checked all the hospitals around including Police stations and it was there we were informed that Nurudeen is dead and that his body is at Mainland hospital.
“The Lagos State University Students’ Union mourns the death of a comrade, brother, and leader!” the statement added.
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA, however learnt that the activist recently appeared before the school’s disciplinary committee over
alleged admission racketeering, unlawful possession of university documents among others.
The deceased was said to have been probed by the LASU management because of his opposition to anti-student and anti-worker policies.
“As everyone would recall, there has been an attempt to frame me up on a case of admission racketeering. This is retribution for my principled opposition to the anti-student and anti-worker policies of the University administration in my capacity as a leading member of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and a renowned student activist on campus,” Nurudeen had earlier alleged in a statement before his demise.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filling this report, the authorities of the Lagos State University was yet to react to the tragic incident.