A protest erupted in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Monday, following the alleged killing of a student of the Government Science School in an auto accident, by the son of the state governor, Khaleel Al-Makura.
Governor Al-Makura has already constituted a committee that would meet with the family and begin burial arrangement for the deceased.
Head-boy of the school, Goodluck Aguu, gave the name of the deceased student as Amos Ovey.
He said the deceased went to buy battery because there was no light in the school before he was crushed to death by the driver of the vehicle.
“The alleged killer was on top speed and crushed him to death. We just heard the noise of the crash,” the head boy said.
Another eyewitness said the driver was infamous for rough driving and would have been lynched if he had not disclosed that he was the governor’s son.
The situation could have escalated but for the intervention of the commissioner of education, Tijjani Ahmed, and the police, who calmed the students down and persuaded them to go back into the school premises.
The commissioner appealed to the students and family of the deceased to remain calm, while assuring them that the culprit would be brought to book
Tijjani Ahmed said that since the accident occurred around 8pm. on Sunday, March 19, the school authorities have not rested.
He said the governor had already constituted a committee that would meet with the family and begin burial arrangement for the deceased.
The police area commandant in charge of Lafia, Maikudi Shehu, said the driver and the car were in police custody and assured the public the police would ensure justice is done.