A lecturer at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe local government area of Lagos state,Ahmed Saheed has been shot dead. The lecturer was said to have been killed around Poka town in Epe. An undergraduate student of the college identified as Razak Bakare was also shot dead on campus. Meanwhile, a police source said both incidents occurred within 48 hours interval. t was gathered that the deaths of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers of the communities.
They said while the student was trailed and killed on Wednesday, November 17, the lecturer was shot dead on Friday, November 19. Presently, there is uneasy calm in the academic community of Poka, according to the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, in Epe Division. Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the traditional ruler of the community, has expressed sadness over the incidents. He said the peaceful nature of Noforija town had been shattered by the unfortunate killings. Oba Ogunlaja called on the institution to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras within and around the school premises. He also appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, to deploy more security personnel in the community even as he asked the Lagos State government to reconstruct the collapsed fence of the institution.
Also speaking, the Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, condemned the incidents and urged the law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators. He also pledged that the traditional institution would ensure that all efforts were taken to fight against such an ugly trends in the community.