Students of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, on Monday went on the rampage following the rape of a female student by a commercial driver. The students were said to have gone on a confrontation spree with the drivers while venting their displeasure over the incident, creating tension in the town.
The 200-level student, had reportedly gone out for malaria treatment, when a driver, identified by his nickname, Akoto, abducted and allegedly raped her. The insident happened around 8 p.m on sunday alon Igbara Odo way ikere and the culprit is currently on the run.
The enraged students allegedly trooped the streets and attacking any available commercial driver, They also blocked the Ado-Ikere-Akure way, disrupting traffic flow for several hours.
Travellers had to take alternative routes while traders closed their shops for fear of the unknown.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State, Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying the act would not be treated lightly, assuring that peace has been restored.
“Yes, the lady was sick and was being conveyed to the College when she was raped,” Mr. Adeyemi said.
“The police don’t tolerate any criminal action in any way and this won’t be an exemption.
“We have launched a manhunt for the man. The police are on his trail and we shall bring him to justice by the grace of God.”