- As Students’ Union election claims one in Otueke
The Nigeria Police on Monday paraded seven students including President of the Bayelsa State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), , Perewari Benjamin, for armed robbery.
The Students’ Union leader and other students of the school, including a Higher National Diploma (HND) student of Imo State polytechnic, were arrested by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after allegedly robbing their victim of his bus and money.
The arrest came on the heels of another students’ unrest at NANS election in Otuoke, which left one dead and several injured, during a shoot-out between two rival cults groups.
Parading the suspected cultists, the state Police Commissioner, Asuquo Amba, said it was sad that a Students’ Union election had degenerated to the use of fire arms that led to the death of a student.
The police chief called for a re-orientation of the youths in the state.