The National Association of Nigerian Students,NANS, has directed the Ekiti State government and the police authorities to produce the killers of the two students of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, who were knocked down by vehicle recently when the officials of the Internal Revenue Board were enforcing tax collection.
In a statement signed by the Secretary, NANS, Zone D, Com. Olanrewaju Oloja, on Monday, the students’ body said the victims, Taiwo Adekunle and Kingsley Effiong of the Departments of Accounting and Environmental Management respectively, were killed along Ado-Iworoko road last week while waiting to get a vehicle to convey them to the University.Oloja, who lamented the killing said, the victims were waiting beside the road when a car swerved off the road and overran them in an attempt to dodge the road-block mounted by the Ministry’s officials who were collecting tax from motorists .
NANS, thereby issued a 7-day ultimatum for the officials to be produced by government and be prosecuted for their misdeeds.
In another related press statement by NANS Chairman, Ekiti axis, Com. Olobunmi Olomosola, it described the activities of the officials as criminal, saying tax collection should be a civil matter rather than a warfare .
The NANS Zonal leader said: “NANS condemns this sorrowful act without reservations and we call on the ministry to run psychiatric test on their officials.