The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has taken over the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the FUOYE incident in fulfillment of his promise during a state wide broadcast recently.
This was confirmed by the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Mr Ajayi Adeyanju, who was directed by the Governor to ensure all victims were taken care of while government await the outcome of the panels set up by the Police and the University authorities to investigate the protest that resulted in the death of two undergraduates and left many, including two policemen injured.
Two of the injured, who are still being treated at LASUTH Ikeja and FMC Ido Ekiti, are reported to be recuperating well.
The Governor had, in his broadcast, expressed government’s regrets and resolve to get to the bottom of the incident.
He expressed sadness at the unfortunate incident, reiterating the rights of citizens to protest and the need for the police to explore less fatal prone ways to manage citizens unrest.
The multiple investigations into the incident are aimed at identifying those responsible for the degeneration of the protest and ensure justice for the dead students.
The report of the investigations are expected to be presented to the State Government by end of September.
The two students who lost their lives, late Kehinde Dada and Joseph Okonofua, have since been buried in Usi Ekiti and Edo State respectively. Ekiti State had earlier paid a condolence visit to the bereaved families and participated in their funeral ceremonies.
Last modified: September 27, 2019