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Students storm Lagos #EndSARS panel, demand justice for Pelumi Onifade who was reportedly killed by Task Force



Students on Friday, stormed the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry venue to protest the killing of Pelumi Onifade, a journalist, who reportedly died in custody of the Lagos State Task Force.

Onifade, a 200-level student of the Department of History at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, was on October 24 reporting the crisis between the police and some thugs as an intern with Gboah TV when he was arrested by the task force team in Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos.

He was later found dead at a mortuary in Ikorodu, some distance away from where he was arrested.

His colleagues, who were protesting his death, called for the immediate sack of Yinka Egbeyemi who reportedly led the police team – and should be made to stand trial for murder in a competent court.

“Pelumi was arrested, the task force team kept him away from his people.

“After some days, Egbeyemi called us for a meeting and the task force asked us to check a mortuary in Ikorodu where we found the corpse of Pelumi,” said Shoneye Abdulazeez, Students’ Union President of TASUED while speaking on behalf of the protesting students.

“The Nigerian state knew Pelumi has the record of the shooting and illegality they perpetrated, they had to kill him to cover their tracks,” he added.

The students also asked that the Lagos state government disband the task force since it had become notorious for carrying out indiscriminate arrest, unlawful detention and killing of citizens.

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