Management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has set up a 7-man panel to investigate the Valentine Day shooting in which a student was killed and another injured, now receiving treatment in the hospital. While the dead student has been identified as Mr. Tunde Atewogbade, the injured student is yet to be identified.
There was a fracas on Monday, February 14, 2011, in one of the halls of residence, culminating in the killing of the student.
The university management has commenced investigation into what it described as “unusual incident, in particular at a time when preparations for the First Semester Examinations are in top gear.”
The terms of the panel headed by a Dean of one of the faculties include the following:
*To look into the immediate and remote causes of the unusual act of violence which occurred on Monday, 14th February, 2011.
*To make recommendations that could assist to unravel the circumstances of the incident and identify those who were directly or indirectly involved in the fracas.
*To consider any other related issue and make appropriate recommendations to avert future re-occurrence.
The panel has three weeks to complete the assignment and submit its findings to the university management.
Initial unconfirmed reports pointed to a confrontation between two deadly cult groups over supremacy on campus.
Immediately after the shooting incident, panic and fear gripped students. Security was intensified to ensure safety of life and properties on campus as policemen were drafted there to assist the university internal secuerity operatives. as at when Vanguard visited the campus Thursday, normalcy seemed to have returned as staff and students were seen going about their programmes and activities without any fear of molestation.
Meanwhile, a reliable source said the victim might have been buried.
On the other incident in which a youngman believed to be a student of UNILAG was shot by armed men in a drinking joint in Iwaya, a neighbourhood close to the campus, it was gathered hat the university is yet to ascertain the identify of the victim.