Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development has demanded a full investigation into the incident that led to the killing of Isiaka in Ogbomosho.
He made this known through a statement released by his media office following the sad incident on Saturday.
OYOMIND recalls that the late Isiaka Muhammad Jamiu of Ogiri Compound, Alasa, Ogbomoso, was shot dead during the #ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso on Saturday.
The Minister while describing the incident as regrettable, demanded a full investigation into the incident in order to bring to justice, all those responsible for Isiaka’s death.
Reports also have it that a few of students partaking in the peaceful protest were also injured.
Mr. Sunday Dare sent condolences to the mother of Isiaka, with promise to visit the family soon. He also called one of the injured students, Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi, while still receiving treatment, with assurances about his safety as well as the payment of his medical treatment. He has since been discharged from the hospital.
According to the minister, “The past few days have been troubling. The demand of the youth for an End to SARS and End to Police Brutality must be taken seriously. Protests are not in themselves unlawful. But, must be done in a peaceful manner and not hijacked by hoodlums. The Government is committed to a revamp of the system and must be given a chance to do this”, the Minister opined.
“There is a renewed commitment at the highest levels of Government to institute far reaching reforms that will see a better era of policing. Our youth are a great resource and we must protect them, not waste them.’
The Minister plans further meetings in Abuja this week and consultations with youth groups towards the start of a dialogue process.