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Ogun varsity suspends exams after pupil’s killing by suspected cultists

The administration of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State has suspended the college’s ongoing second-semester examination indefinitely.

The resolution was taken following the killing, on Wednesday, of a final-year pupil recognized as Olaoye Fabiyi, allegedly by suspected cultists.

PUNCH Online reported on Wednesday that  Fabiyi was dragged out of the examination corridor whereas writing his ultimate papers by some unidentified males.

A supply who witnessed the incident stated the armed males dragged him to a nook, the place they shot at him and hit him with a brick on the pinnacle.

The assailants reportedly ensured that he died earlier than leaving the scene.

The appearing President of the Students’ Union, Bethel Olorunfunmi, additionally confirmed his loss of life on Wednesday, stating that efforts to rescue the sufferer by the medical employees at an unspecified basic hospital proved abortive.

In an announcement launched on Thursday, the college’s Deputy Registrar, Babatunde Odugbesan, stated all examinations on the campus have been suspended indefinitely.

The assertion learn, “The college administration has directed the suspension of all examinations beforehand scheduled for Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2024, till additional discover.

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“Meanwhile, college students are assured of their security and are suggested to stay calm whereas investigations are ongoing to get to the basis of the cultist assault on a pupil on campus.

“Please note and be guided accordingly. Management will issue further notices on the resumption of examinations.”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, disclosed on Wednesday that the command had begun an investigation and launched raids on suspected cultist hideouts within the space.

Odutola stated that each one efforts have been being made to apprehend each member of the group liable for the incident.

“Our officers instantly moved to the scene of the incident. All attainable hideouts of the suspects have been combed and raided by our detectives, together with these from different divisions within the space.

“Every effort is being made to ensure that all the perpetrators are apprehended,”  Odutola acknowledged

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