Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Governor’s Son Lands In Police Net For Killing Secondary School Student

Khaleed Umar Al-Makura, the son of Nasarawa State governor, Umar Al-Makura, has been arrested for killing a student of Government Secondary School, Lafia.

The secondary school student, Ovye Amos, died on Sunday night after he was hit by the governor’s son with a car. According to reports, Amos was on his way to buy
batteries for his torchlight when he was knocked down by a car that was being driven by Khaleed.

Fellow students of the deceased who were angered by the development staged a peaceful protest demanding that the case should not be swept under the carpet despite the position and influence of the governor’s son. The students insisted that Khaleed must face the full wrath of the law.

Reacting to the incident, the state Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tijjani, described the incident as a very unfortunate one. He confirmed the incident and said that Khaleed has been arrested.

Aliyu Tijjani, Nasarawa State commissioner for Education in his reaction said the government had taken measures to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to book.

“He has already been arrested. I want to express my profound dismay and sadness over what happened here yesterday. It is unfortunate, very very unfortunate,” he said.

Goodluck Agwu, the school head boy, also corroborated that Amos was hit by the car driven by Khaleed when he went out to buy batteries for his flashlight around 8:00pm

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