A leader of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Bayelsa State chapter, and seven other undergraduates have been arrested by Police in Bayelsa in connection with the alleged killing of a student.
The suspects, Perewari Benjamin, (NANS leader), Asari Enagob, Suoguai Bina, Ibe Ogbonna, Igbanibo Tari Ekperi Kenneth Kemefie Ebimene and Chukwuma Lawrence were paraded yesterday at the State Command’s headquarters in Yenagoa by the State Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo.
CP Amba who lamented the involvement of the students in the alleged murder, said they were arrested for armed robbery and suspected cult activities. He said that three drivers on November 26 reported to the Police that the suspects (students) hijacked their vehicles and robbed them at gunpoint.
The Commissioner said the suspects robbed one of the driver identified as Kehinde, one Tecno phone, valued at N10, 000 and the sum of N50, 000 cash, while they dispossessed another driver of N1, 600 cash.
According to the CP, two locally-made single-barreled pistol, two live ammunition, five 9mm live ammunition and some charms were recovered from the suspects.
Speaking about the incident that led to the death of the unnamed student of Federal University, Otuoke, CP Amba said it incident occurred at the Zone B election for Coordinators of NANS at the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, between 25 and 26 November.
He said the student’s representatives from the South-South Zone resorted to the use of firearms, which led to the death of the student adding that they also involved themselves in robbery against innocent citizens.
By Marcel Samuel