A police corporal, Ajisafe Amos, escaped being lynched yesterday by angry students of the University of Ibadan when he gave a 400-level student of the institution, Adewale Adegboyega, a hot chase and allegedly shot his car at the main entrance of the university.
Adegboyega, who is a student in the Department of Guidance and Counselling of the institution said he ran into the campus because he was not sure of his safety in the hands of the policemen he encountered.
The police corporal reportedly shot twice with one bullet hitting the rear tyre of the student’s car. As the students heard the gunshots, they reportedly scampered for safety for fear of stray bullets.
In protest of the action of the police team, the students led by the Student Union Government President, Babatunde Badmus, demanded the dismissal of the trigger-happy policeman.
He added that it was dangerous for a policeman to shoot in densely-populated institutions like the University of Ibadan. They seized the identity card of the police man to prevent possible denial that the the person that pulled the trigger was not a policeman.
According to the student leader; “This man Ajisafe Amos must face the wrath of the law. The IGP should see to this case and ensure that the man is dismissed from the force.
” We will not allow anybody to play with our lives. We shall resist any attempt to sweep the case under the carpet. We want justice.”
It was the timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer of Sango, Syblle Akinfenwa that prevented the policeman from being lynched.