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.


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