Yusuf Nurudeen, a student activist and graduate of the University of Lagos (LASU) better known as Omomeewa, has been shot dead near the institution’s gate.
Badmus Uthman, president of the varsity’s students’ union, broke the news in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, the activist and another staff of the institution were shot by suspected robbers on Wednesday.
It said Omomeewa died on the spot while the varsity’s staff was rushed to a nearby clinic after sustaining an injury.
The statement added that the deceased studied educational management and graduated from the varsity in 2019.
It, however, dismissed claims that the body planned to organise a protest over the demise of the activist.
“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),” it read.
“On the 18th of August 2021, Comr. 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 injury and has been hospitalized at the school clinic, Comr Nurudeen ( Omomeewa) was declared missing.
“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 check all the hospitals around including Police stations and it was there we were informed that Comr Nurudeen has given the ghost and that his body is at the Mainland hospital.
“The union proceeded to mainland hospital and they confirmed that he was brought there but the union hasn’t seen his body yet because it is in the mortuary container already.”
It is understood that his demise had come about six months after he tied the knot.
The activist’s death had also come amid his reported tussle with the management of the institution.
Omomeewa was said to have recently appeared before a disciplinary committee constituted by the institution over unlawful possession of the varsity’s documents among others.
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