In Nasarawa Governor’s son arrested for killing student

Khaleel Umar Al-Makura is said to have crushed Amos, a student of Government Secondary School, Lafia, with his car on Monday, March 20.

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The son of Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has been arrested over the death of a student, Ovye Amos.

Khaleel Umar Al-Makura is said to have crushed Amos, a student of Government Secondary School, Lafia, with his car on Monday, March 20.

Students of the school reportedly took to the streets on Tuesday, March 21 to demand justice, and they were addressed by the Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tijjani.

“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,” Tijjani told the students.

The arrest has been confirmed by the Police Area Commandant in charge of Lafia, Maikudi Shehu.

“It is a painful thing, we sympathize and empathize with you and we assure you that investigation is ongoing and that particular culprit as we are speaking now is under detention in our custody. We will keep you informed of developments as they unfold,” Shehu said.

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The students said that the younger Al-Makura was driving at top speed when he struck Amos who had gone to buy batteries because there was no light in the school.

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