Rufus Giwa Ploy Closed as Students Protest against Police Injustice

Rufus Giwa Ploy Closed as Students’ Protest                                                                                                                                  By Nelly Nwachukwu

The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO), Owo, has been shut down following a clash between officers of the Nigerian Police Force in the area and its students.

The clash was reported an unresolved hit-and-run incident supposedly perpetrated by a police officer on one of its student.

It was reported that the victim, a student of Mass Communication, was knocked down alongside a commercial motorcyclist by a drunken policeman and was left unattended to.

This led to a violent protest by the students at the Police station in the area which resulted in a full blown crisis as the officers on duty allegedly fired tear-gas at the protesters. Several students were injured in the commotion that followed but no life was lost.

 

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