The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University branch has requested that the management take responsibility for the death of a former student union activist Nurudeen Alowonle Yusuf aka Omomeewa.
The Union in a press release signed by the Secretary, Tony Dansu and Assistant Secretary, Adeolu Oyekan, blamed the LASU management for having a prolonged investigation on the case noting that administration kept on with the charges for long without proof.
The press statement in part reads:
This murder is a direct result of the decision of a powerful few to use the structures of the University to hound and harass a promising young man to avoidable death, on account of his non-conformist views. The University therefore owes Comrade Omomewa more than the regret expressed in its release, and we urge it to take the noble path of acknowledging its vicarious liability in his death.
The Union also called on security agencies to investigate the immediate circumstances surrounding the killing and requested that the Visitor to the University and Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu, to make good his promise of setting up a Visitation Panel for the University, and include the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the persecution of Comrade Omomewa in its terms of reference.