A final-year 400-level student of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun has been killed by cult members, who were armed with cutlasses and guns, at about 12pm.
They invaded Abapawa an area off the campus and chased students, during which the victim, Ganiyu Oloyede, was hacked to death.
According to information gathered by news men, it was said that he was hacked to death by the cult members because his girlfriend, whose name has not been known. Policemen from the Obalende division later arrived at the scene to remove Oloyede’s corpse to a mortuary and for an autopsy to be conducted on the deceased.
A female student and eyewitness Bisola said:
“The crisis started at about 12pm in Abapawa in Ijagun. The area has several students’ hostels. I saw the boys running around with cutlasses. They were later said to be Aye, and Aloera cult members.
“They chased Ganiyu (Oloyede) to a corner and cut him with cutlasses until he died. What started the fight was that Ganiyu had a girlfriend who was beaten up a few days ago by one of the cult members.The cult member was said to be interested in the lady.
“Ganiyu had protested the beating of his girlfriend by the cult member and the culprit went to invite his friends, who attacked Ganiyu. Students are still in fear because the cult members are threatening to unleash more mayhem.”
Another student, who claimed anonymity, said the cult members came on a reprisal to attack a rival cult member, but Ganiyu was the one they met in the hostel.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi the Ogun State Police PRO had also confirmed the killing
“There was a clash between members of the Aye and Aloera cults in an area around the university.
“When the policemen got to the scene, the deceased, a 400-level student, was found dead with machete cuts. The body has been deposited in a morgue for an autopsy. Normalcy has been restored to the area now. Meanwhile, the effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.”
Nureni Bakenne, the Public Relations Officer, TASUED, said the deceased student was supposed to undergo a teaching practice.
“Our school has not witnessed a cult clash in a long time.” Said the CSO.
The chief security officer(CSO) of the school added that the school has put in place several security measures to make sure this kind of incident doesn’t occur again.