LAUTECH undergraduate shot dead, 2 others injured 


A student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was Monday reportedly shot dead by a yet be identified security agent at a popular lounge in the town.

Also, it was learnt that during the incident, two other students were said to have sustained injuries resulting in protest by students of the university early Tuesday.

It was gathered that trouble started at the lounge few hours after the commencement of the 2024 convocation ceremony of the institution held at the main campus Monday.

Sensing danger with the trend of hot argument among students,  the owner of the lounge was said to have called for the intervention of security agents 

Responding to the distress call, the security agents reportedly arrived the venue to bring the situation under control during which gunshots were said to be fired into the air to scare away those at night party.

Sources said it was at this juncture that one of the students was reportedly hit by the bullet leaving two others injured

Following the incident, some students of the University early Tuesday embarked on protest over the death of their colleague during which they barricaded roads in the vicinity.

The protesting students were said to have locked the school gates demanding justice for the deceased and the two others with injuries.

Oyo state Police command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Adewale Osifeso, said the command has commenced investigation into the matter.

SP Osifeso said  in a short statement, “Investigation is ongoing. Updates would be provided accordingly please.”