An undergraduate of the Ekiti State University, Ayodele Temilade has been found dead with his head chopped off and dumped at the University’s gate on Sunday.
Information gathered says, he was allegedly killed members of a cult group
Temilade was murdered just five days after one Ojo Segun, a third-year student of the same institution was also killed by suspected members of a cult group.
The discovery of this recent killings has hence caused great panic within the university community.
Some students of the institution, who preferred to be anonymous said the corpse of Ayodele Temilade was discovered at the School Gate on Sunday night around 10 pm.
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The students further explained that they did not know how the corpse got there.
A close look at the corpse after it was posted on social media, showed that the head of the victim was battered, causing the body to be inflicted with several machete cuts.
Speaking on the cultist incidence, Police Public Relations Office, Ekiti State Command, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, told newsmen that the command received the report of the incident yesterday morning and had since deposited the corpse in the mortuary.
He further said:
“His name was given as Ayodele Temilade but we don’t know his course or level for now. We are treating the issue as a murder case until the investigation is completed.”
Contrary to the claims that Temilade’s corpse was found at the University gate entrance, the Acting Director, Information and Corporate Affairs of the institution, Ajibade Olubunmi, confirmed the incident, saying the corpse was found at the gate of his residence.
Meanwhile, Ajibade in a statement yesterday said the management of EKSU had declared war against cult activities in the school. Tagged “Operation no cultism in EKSU”, the statement said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, made the declaration after an emergency security meeting in response to a noticeable upsurge in cultists’ activities in the institution.
“All suspected cultists will be rounded up, investigated and dealt with according to the University’s extant rules and regulations as well as prosecuted in the law courts,” he said.