Kogi State University professor murdered by cultists

A professor who has been at the fore front against examination malpractices has been reportedly killed by the cultists at Kogi State University, KSU.

His body was found in the early hours of Sunday at Ejule, some eight kilometres away from the school.

Professor Otitolaye,  was abducted around Stadium Road, near the campus on Friday night, on his way to a supermarket.

The cultists, on their usual manners, fired sporadic shots into the air to scare away people living around the area before taking the lecturer to an unknown destination.

Professor Otitolaye, popularly called Otis, was said to be a jovial, nice and well-respected person, also held a chieftaincy title from his home town, Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state.

His body  has been deposited at the university teaching hospital.

The incident has left some lecturers and students at a great shock, and they all decried the incessant killings in the institution.

With no time to wait for trivialities, they called on the management to take urgent and immediate steps to stop the ugly trend.

KSU Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, when contacted said the body had summoned an emergency meeting to look into the case of the murdered lecturer.

In addition to the lecturer's murder, a 400 level Mathematical Science student of the school, Jimoh Faruk, has also been killed by the cult group.

The student was killed, according to a source, around the dreaded Stadium Road on Saturday night.

The situations at the university, is indeed an ugly wind that blows no one any good.



  1. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 25, 2014 at 7:27 am

    University in NIGERIA is a strong wing of where Cultism is form and operate, there is no way NIGERIA can stop the operation of Cultist but only it can be solve from their families. families are to train their child in a good way so that when he grows he will follow the foot steps of the good ways his or her parent have planned for him, if a parent train a child in a bad ways he will follow the bad ways as him or her grows, May God help us Amen.

    • Ejinwa Anthony

      November 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      yeah parents have a row to play in making sure that their wards don’t get involve in this madness

  2. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    cultist has been growing influence nowadays, and this is not a good wind like the admin said. But come to think of it what makes a youth want to get involve in this so called cult, Is’t because of power?, Is’t because of rep?, Is’t because of oppression from peers? , etc to me there’s alot of factor leading youth to join cult and until we figure it out and start tackling it from there this problem will continue.

  3. Ope Adediran

    November 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Na wa o, why are they in university if they dont want to work for marks?

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