Imo students demand justice for undergraduate beaten to death by caretaker

February 10, 2021
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Students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, have vowed protest and to block the state government house if the slain undergraduate of the institution, Anthony Chinweotito, did not get justice.

The 100 level, Anthony was last week beaten to death by his caretaker over hostel rent.

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According to the Students’ Union Government, president of the institution, Chuwuebuka Eze, who spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Owerri, Justice is yet to be served.

“As students, we will not accept anything but justice for the National Diploma one student who was killed. We embarked on a march on Monday and we have told the authorities what we want.”

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Eze continued, “We have given a time frame and if the timeline expires and nothing is done, we will block Imo state government until the governor sees and addresses us.

“We want the killer caretaker prosecuted. We want the family of the deceased student to be compensated. We want the immediate stop of the intimidation of the students by hostel owners in our school’s host community, Nekede We will stop at nothing in ensuring that Anthony gets justice.”

Eze also said that they want the hostel where the deceased was killed to be shut down.

“We are also demanding that Ezinwanne hostel where our fellow student was killed be shut down, immediately. Apart from the shutting down of the hostel, we demand that students who have already renewed their rents be refunded so that they will relocate, immediately.”

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