The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has reacted to the killing of one Olufemi Omoboriowo Adewumi that was stabbed at New Buka on Thursday evening.
The Chief Security Officer of the University, Mr. Babatunde Oyasode confirmed to IFE CITY NEWS in a telephone interview that Omoboriowo was stabbed to death by unidentified people.
“We were called that somebody has been stabbed around past 10pm on Thursday, on getting to the place we met Omoboriowo and we carried him to the health centre but unfortunately, we were told that he was dead already and then we proceeded to the mortuary.”
The Babatunde further buttressed the individuals met at the place were arrested including with students of the institution.
“On getting to buka, we arrested all living individuals we met there even with our students. But those who have been confirmed as our students have been released after the certification by police that they knew nothing about the murder.
He, however told us that the suspects are presently in the police custody and also claimed that late Dewumi not a student of the school.
“It was not cult attack, it was just a fight that went out of hand. The report we have at the security unit here is that as they were fighting, someone went to his car to pick a jack spanner he used against the deceased who is not an OAU student. Over 45 were arrested and some students among the arrested ones have been released except for people that have questions to answer”
On getting to New Buka, we gathered that from sellers that the management have ordered them to vacate the place pending the investigation of the case.
“We have been ordered to vacate New Buka by the university management pending investigation of the incident”, Seun, an attendant in one of the shops said.