The NSCDC has tried to explain how a student it detained for drug abuse found a razor blade to slash his own veins to death in the cell, but students union insists it was murder.
Victor Musa, a student of the Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi reportedly committed suicide using a blade while in the security agent custody on Sunday.
He was confirmed dead when the NSCDC took him to hospital.
In its response, the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) dismissed the Corps’ claim, asking for autopsy.
According to the association’s spokesman National Giwa Yisa Temitope, the NSCDC officer killed the student, and passing the murder off as suicide.
“This is so because a suspect to be held in the facility of any security outfit is not meant to have access to any harmful object that could inflict injury on them,” he said.
“We have read of how different crimes have been perpetuated by overzealous officers of the NSCDC, of recent, which was the assault meted on a gospel musician, Olayinka Joel Ayefele in Ekiti State.
“And, as much as we believe that there should be collaborative efforts from all security outfits, we still hold the view that the student should have been handed over to the NDLEA.”