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EBSU SUG President Seeks Justice For Student Who Died While Allegedly Running Away From Police In Ebonyi

The Student Union President, Tobias Oshim has reacted over the death of 23-yr-old Ebonyi State University Student, Ayogu Evans who tragically died in a car accident, reportedly resulting from a police chase.

In a statement made available to IGBERE TV on Monday, Mr Oshim said after being informed, the SUG President conducted a site inspection and a thorough examination of the accident location.


He noted that peaceful student demonstration was organized to protest against recurring instances of police brutality in Ebonyi State.

The statement reads in parts

Key Findings:
– The SUG President clarified that Evans was neither under the influence of alcohol nor drugs at the time of the accident.
– It was established that the location of the accident was unusual for Evans, suggesting he was there due to the police chase.
– An eyewitness, a tricycle rider involved in the accident, confirmed the police chase, involving three officers in a van.

Meetings and Discussions:
– The SUG President met with the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ogodo Augustina, to discuss the incident.
– The discussion focused on two primary concerns: seeking justice for Evans and addressing the issue of police brutality in the state.
– The President emphasized that the core issue was police brutality, not just the chase, citing several instances of police misconduct.

Questions Raised to the Commissioner:
1. Duration of the proposed investigation – the Student Union Government set a one-week deadline for substantial progress.
2. Security and protection for witnesses testifying against the accused police officers.

Collaboration and Support:
– The SUG expressed willingness to assist the police in the investigation to expedite the process.
– Various figures, including the SA to the Governor, Hon Nwafor Joshua, and Former NANS Zonal Coordinator, Comr. Olisa Nwuruku Alfred, were involved to ensure a thorough investigation and the pursuit of justice.

Conclusion:
– The SUG President and the student body are firmly committed to obtaining justice for Evans and addressing the broader issue of police brutality in Ebonyi State.

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Wisdom Nwedene studied English Language at Ebonyi State University. He is a writer, an editor and has equally interviewed many top Nigerian Politicians and celebrities. For publication of your articles, press statements, upload of biography, video content, contact him via email: nwedenewisdom@gmail.com

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