Nassarawa State: Governor’s Son In Police Net For Allegedly Crushing Student To Death


Son of Nassarawa State Governor, Khaleel Al-Makura has been accused of killing a student Amos Ovey, of Government Science School, Lafia over the weekend.

Consequently, students of the school went on a protest on Monday, agitating against their colleague’s death. According to reports, the students, who held green leaves and placards with various inscriptions, marched from the school to the Government House, Lafia, a distance of five kilometres.

The student’s alleged that the driver was infamous for rough driving and would have been lynched if he had not disclosed that he was the governor’s son.

Head-boy of the school, Goodluck Aguu, said the deceased who was a Junior Secondary School two student, went to buy batteries for his torch light because there was no light in the school. Aguu said the alleged killer was on top speed and crushed Ovey to death. “We just heard the noise of the crash,” he said.

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But for the timely intervention of the Commissioner of Education, Tijjani Ahmed, and the police who curtailed the protest, calming the students down and persuading them to go back into the school premises, the protest would have turned violent.

While addressing the students, the Commissioner of Education appealed to them and the family of the deceased to remain calm. He assured them that the culprit would be brought to book, adding that since the accident occurred around 8p.m. on Sunday, the school authorities have not rested.

He appealed to the family to take solace in God, saying the governor had already constituted a committee that would meet with the family and begin burial arrangement for the deceased. Ovey’s body had been taken to his village in Mada Station, Nasarawa, Eggon Local Council for burial.

Confirming the incident, the police who were also at the school to calm the students say investigations are ongoing.

Police Area Commandant in charge of Lafia, Maikudi Shehu, said the culprit was already in detention. He said the driver and the car were in police custody and assured the public the police would ensure justice is done.

Meanwhile, in Delta state, reports reveal a 13-year-old boy was crushed to death on Sunday night as a reckless bus driver rammed into a shop along Mbiri Road, Umunede.

The incident attracted several persons to the scene as the teenager was killed while on his way to collect his phone from a repairer.

Police spokesperson in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed that the driver has been arrested by the police and is being detained for investigation.

In Lagos, two persons were reportedly injured on Monday in a head-on collision between a bus and an SUV. The accident occurred around 10:05a.m. at Dopemu Roundabout.

Although no life was lost, the bus driver and a female passenger were injured while the occupants of in the SUV escaped unscathed.

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A police traffic officer from Dopemu Division, Bosun Iwasokun, confirmed the incident, saying that the bus had a brake failure and two persons were injured.