Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle, aka Omomeewa, an activist and a graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
Alowonle, who contested the position of the president of the Students Union Government of the university two years ago, was shot not too far from the school main gate in Ojo, Lagos, at about 10 pm on Wednesday while in company with a staff of the university simply identified as Majek.
He succumbed to his injuries while Majek survived but sustained some injuries.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen went away with his bag containing his phone and other valuables.
President of the LASU SUG, Badmus Oladipupo Uthman, in a statement condemned the incident.
The statement read: “The Lagos State University Students’ Union is so sad to announce the demise of our dear Unionist and Activist, the Founder of Educational Rights Campaign, Comr. Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle(Omomeewa).
“Omomeewa was an activist of Human and Student Rights and also a graduate of Lagos State University (Set of 2019). He graduated from the Department Educational Management, Faculty of Education. Comr Nurudeen contested for the post of Lagos State University Students’ Union President in the 29th LASUSU Election but did not emerge winner. He was a strong activist who was never found wanting.”
The university is yet to officially comment on the issue as of the time of filing this report.
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