Some students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ogun on Friday demanded justice for
Pelumi Onifade, who allegedly died in the custody of the Lagos State Task force.
The students, numbering about 20, stormed the Lagos State Court of Arbitration, Lekki, venue of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on SARS Abuses.
Speaking to newsmen, Abdulazeez Soneye, the TASUED Student Union Government (SUG) President said that Onifade was allegedly arrested by officers of the Lagos State Task force on Oct. 24.
“He worked with Gboah TV, an online media platform. He went out to cover an incident at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abattoir, Agege, Lagos.”
”He was found dead under mysterious circumstances a few days after his arrest.”
“Due to the ASUU strike , he worked with the online media house. He was arrested inspite of his ID and a reflector jacket showing he was a pressman.”
The task force officials, he alleged, refused to listen to pleas by his colleagues that he was with them.
“We are demanding that the head of the Lagos State Task force, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu, be called to explain what happened to Pelumi”.
Reacting to the allegations, Egbeyemi, told newsmen that late Pelumi’s case has been handed over to the police for investigation.