Reactions As Undergraduate Shoots Bayelsa University Student Dead During Lecture
The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 300-level Accounting undergraduate of the Niger Delta University, African Innocent, for allegedly shooting to death of a fellow student of the institution, James Okunmakpeye, at a lecture hall on Wednesday. It was gathered that the victim was shot in the head at close range and died on the spot.
He was said to be standing by the door of the lecture room in the Faculty of Management Sciences in the state-owned institution on Wilberforce Island when the assailant attacked him.
The incident was said to have caused pandemonium as Okunmakpeye’s classmates and the lecturer ran away in fear, while the victim’s lifeless body was left in a pool of his own blood.
The Public Relations Officer, NDU, Mr Ingezi Idoni, showed the incident and said the management changed into investigating it and had contacted relevant safety corporations.
Idoni, who stated that the pupil was killed during lecture hours, said, “There changed into a lecturer inside the elegance throughout the incident. The deceased changed into shot through the door of the classroom. He was overdue to magnificence and was asked to return into the lecture corridor. While he turned into offering reasons for his lateness, someone got here from behind and shot him.
“The offender after sporting out the dastardly act ran toward the Ogobiri aspect of the organization, in which the perimeter fencing has failed, and escaped.
“We are using this opportunity to call at the nation authorities to help the group in completing the fringe fencing so that you can help inside the safety of lives and assets on campus.”
The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, stated a suspect were arrested in reference to the Okunmakpeye’s dying, adding that the command had mobilised men to red meat up security inside the faculty.
Butswat stated, “When our teams have been alerted, we responded swiftly and one suspect, African Innocent, a 300-level Accounting undergraduate of the organization, is in custody.
“The victim, James Okunmakpeye, become shot inside the head at close range and he changed into rushed to health facility, wherein he became said dead. We have beefed up safety on the campus and we're going to arrest extra suspects worried inside the homicide.”