No fewer than three students of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo (RUGIPO) in Ondo State have been reportedly shot during a clash between the students and men of the police command in the town. LEADERSHIP reports.
It was learnt that scores of residents of the ancient town were wounded, while about ten vehicles were vandalised during the clash.
Investigation revealed that the crisis broke out when a private car of a police officer allegedly hit two students in the town and the victims were abandoned by the said policeman.
A source who do not want his name in the print disclosed to our correspondent that the situation forced the students to embark on a protest to the Police Station B division at Otapete in the town.
According to him, the students were dispersed by the Police, who torn gas and shot sporadically into the air while some students were accidentally hit by bullets.
He further disclosed that the police action angered the students, who allegedly destroyed vehicles parked inside the station and later blocked the Owo/Akure expressway which is opposite their school thereby causing a gridlock.