The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the death of a student, Kazeem Oloto, of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, who was shot by suspected cultists on Wednesday.
The Police spokesman, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, told the Punch on Saturday that the victim might have been shot dead in a bush by suspected cultists who later dragged his lifeless body to the roadside.
According to Okasanmi, the police recovered some exhibits at the scene and later deposited Oloto’s body at a mortuary.
“The police have commenced investigation into the incident,” he added.
Also in a statement by its Head, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Mr. Ladi Badmus, the school authorities said the victim was shot dead by the suspected cultists around Hamdalat International School, Atari, Offa, adding that the management of the institution released Oloto’s body to his family after they had fulfilled the necessary conditions laid down by the police.
Badmus said, “The management wishes to state categorically that the death of Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto, is not in any way connected to the just peacefully concluded Students’ Union election, held at the Polytechnic Mini Campus on June 13, 2016.
“It is, therefore, important to allay the fears of the general public, especially parents and guardians, that the sad event was not a fallout of the election.
“As always, the Polytechnic campuses remain absolutely calm and peaceful just as staff and students go about their respective duties unhindered,” Badmus added.