Indigenes of Igbara Odo, Ekiti State, were thrown into mourning yesterday when a peaceful protest turned tragic. Ayilumo Julius Adeniran, a 500 level student of FUTA was allegedly killed by a police officer as he joined his kinsmen for a protest.
Ayilumo was home for the holiday and yesterday he joined the Igbara Odo youth in a peaceful protest but as police officers tried to disperse the crowd, they shot into the crowd, hitting Ayilumo.
His friends shared the sad news on Facebook and wrote tributes to mourn the deceased. One of his friends, Olowolafe Mayowa Samuel, wrote:
My brother, late Ayilumo Julius was an indigene of Igbara Odo Ekiti, a 500level student of FUTA and a youth with a never giving up spirit. He loved me so much and he believed in the future of our hometown. He was shot and killed today by police officers while the officers were trying to halt a peaceful protest staged by Igbara Odo youths.
Bro.your sudden death makes me realise how ephemeral life is. May God have mercy on you and forgive you of your sins, RIP. I love you prince Jul.”