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FUOYE Crisis: Fayemi To Pay Bills For Victims, Including Funeral



Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State governor has taken over the responsibility for the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the violent protest which occurred at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).

The governor, who directed his Chief Security Officer to ensure that all victims are taken care of, stated that he was doing it in fulfillment of his promise during a statewide broadcast recently.

Adeyanju said the government would take further actions after the reports about the outcome of the panels set up by the Police and the University authorities to investigate the protest that resulted in the death of two undergraduates and left many, including two policemen injured emerges.

Fayemi’s Chief Security Officer, said two of the injured, who are still being treated at LASUTH Ikeja and FMC Ido Ekiti, are reported to be responding well to treatment.

“The multiple investigations into the incident are aimed at identifying those responsible for the degeneration of the protest and ensure justice for the dead students.

“The report of the investigations are expected to be presented to the State Government by the end of September.

“We have taken care of the bills of those receiving treatments and those already buried. We are looking at all sides and justice will be done to all sides in this matter”, he said.

In his broadcast, the Governor regretted the incidence while vowing to get to the root of it.

The two students who lost their lives, late Kehinde Dada and Joseph Okonofua, have since been buried in Usi Ekiti and Edo State respectively.

Ekiti State had earlier paid a condolence visit to the bereaved families and participated in their funeral ceremonies.

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