Few days after the news of a student of Osun state university who was kidnapped and found dead broke out, another student of the same university has been murdered.
Kazeem Amodu Ige, a 300-level student of Civil Engineering at Osun state University was killed in a fight that erupted among students of the institution on the evening of Monday, January 16.
According to Daily Trust, Ige was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a 400-level student of the department of physics Electronics of the same university, Yusuff Adekunle, popularly known as Stone.Ige was reportedly killed during a riot that broke out around the students’ hostel at University road in Oke-Baale area of Osogbo, capital of Osun state on the evening of Monday, January 16, as a result of the bloody class by the UNIOSUN students. The reason for the fight among the students is still uncertain.
A source told the press that the deceased student was not involved in the riot that eventually cost him his life, but in his attempt to separate the feuding students, Ige lost his life.
According to report, the machete cut on Kazeem was very deep and that he was rushed to Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi area for medical treatment to save his life but he was confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital.
His corpse was initially deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for autopsy but it was later transferred to the state hospital, Asubiaro area by the authorities of the university.
The commissioner of police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye while confirming the incident said he had ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and assured that the culprits would not go scot-free.
Adeoye, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Folasade Odoro said necessary measures have been put in place to prevent reprisal attacks among the students and assured that police would ensure safety of lives and properties in the area.