… Nine suspected cultists nabbed by police
The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Tuesday witnessed disruption of academic activities as students of the Institution made their displeasure known over the killing of a member of the school’s Students Forum, (an anti-cultism group comprising of students and former students), Ahmed Olalekan, a.k.a Maku, by suspected cultists.
Maku, who was a graduate of the school was said to have been killed on Monday night by cultists said to be members of the aiye confraternity who stormed his apartment in Apete area of Ibadan and shot him at a close range. He was also axed severally in the neck to ensure he didn’t survive the attack.
A student of the institution who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that the activities of the Students’ forum which said to be an anti-cultism group in recent time is no different to the activities of cult groups because of their interests in students unionism engineered by former students of the institution.
The members of the students’ forum said to be an unregistered club in the institution reportedly stormed the campus on several motorbikes and sent students running for their lives. The pandemonium affected business activities at neighbouring environments, including the Apete area.
The pandemonium today reportedly left a suspected aiye cult member dead after he was attacked at the Apete market. This according to report was in retaliation of Maku’s death.
Meanwhile, nine students suspected to be cult members have been arrested by the police in Oyo State in relation with the killing of Mako.
The Commissioner of Police (CP) Abiodun Odude, in his reaction confirmed that it was a cult war in which one student was killed.