By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Barely five days after a third year student of Ekiti state University, Ado-Ekiti, Ojo Segun was killed by suspected cultists, another one was on Sunday night hacked to death and his headless body dumped close to the university gate.
Some students of the institution, who spoke under anonymity, said the corpse of Ayodele Temilade was discovered at the gate of the school on Sunday around 10pm. They, however, explained that they did not know how the corpse got there.
A close look at the corpse posted on the social media revealed that the head of the victim was severed and the body inflicted with several machete cuts.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Ekiti state Command, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, told newsmen that the command received the report of the incident yesterday morning and had since removed the corpse to the mortuary.
He 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 investigation is completed.”
Also, the Ag. Director, Information and Corporate Affairs of the institution, Ajibade Olubunmi, who confirmed it, added that Temilade’s corpse was found at the gate of his residence, contrary to earlier claim that the corpse was dumped at the school gate.
Meanwhile, a statement by Ajibade 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 noticeable upsurge incultists’ activities in the institution.